The Wedding Girl
By Madeleine Wickham
(Thomas Dunne Books, Hardcover, 9780312383435, 336pp.)
Publication Date: June 23, 2009
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At the age of eighteen, in that first golden Oxford summer, Milly was up for anything. Rupert and his American lover, Allan, were an important part of her new, exciting life, so when Rupert suggested to her that she and Allan should get married to keep Allan in the country, Milly didn’t hesitate.
Ten years later, Milly is a very different person and engaged to Simon—who is wealthy, serious, and believes her to be perfect. Milly’s secret history is locked away so securely she has almost persuaded herself that it doesn’t exist—until, only four days before her elaborate wedding. To have and to hold takes on a whole new meaning when one bride’s past catches up with her and bring the present crashing down.
With her trademark style of keen insight, and razor sharp wit, Madeleine Wickham introduces her fanatical fan-base, plus a host of new readers to a fresh and irresistible heroine in The Wedding Girl.
Praise for Wedding Girl:"Gutsy prose and an excellent ear for social comedy."--Independent Praise for Sleeping Arrangements:
"A rare breed of beach read that's breezy but doesn't wriggle out of difficult adult choices."
--Entertainment Weekly"Lightness of touch and witty observation make this a perfect holiday read."--Sunday Mirror“Wickham spins a delightful story… [She] does a bangup job of creating believable characters... Surprises abound as the plot unfolds."
--Publishers Weekly "...sure to please her many fans and gain her new ones."
--Booklist Praise for The Gatecrasher:
"Wickham has a shrewdly malicious touch with her characters."--The Atlantic Monthly"A savage and witty social satire."--Daily Mail (UK)"Wickham creates memorable characters who are as unpredictable and multifaceted as they are stylish. Jolly fun."
--Publishers Weekly"[A] witty and deeply biting novel of modern manners and morals."
--Library Journal"[Wickham is] an observant and engaging storyteller."--Kirkus Reviews
"Wickham knows her characters well and the story never drags... an enjoyable read."