Author Marian Keyes is set to release a new book later this year. The Woman Who Stole My Life is due in November and Keyes has described it as having `just tons of sex'.

Speaking to The Herald, she said that the new novel, which is set in Dun Laoghaire and New York, is light-hearted in comparison to her previous work.

“It’s the least dark of my books since Watermelon. There are no dark issues, it’s an upbeat story," she says. "There is just tons of sex”.

“It was a very happy experience writing the new story," she added. "It’s a really nice book and I’m really very proud of it.”