By Madeleine Wickham
(St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9780312565763, 320pp.)
Publication Date: June 9, 2009
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Chloe needs a holiday. She's sick of making wedding dresses, her partner Philip has troubles at work, and the whole family wants a break. Her wealthy friend Gerard has offered the loan of his luxury villa in Spain--perfect.
Hugh is not a happy man. His immaculate wife Amanda seems more interested in her new kitchen than in him, and he works so hard to pay for it, he barely has time for his children. Maybe he'll have a chance to bond with them on holiday. His old friend Gerard has lent them a luxury villa in Spain--perfect.
Both families arrive at the villa and realize the awful truth--Gerard has double-booked. What no one else realizes is that Chloe and Hugh have a history; and as tensions rise within the two families, old passions resurface. It seems that Gerard's 'accidental' double booking may not be an accident after all...
Madeleine Wickham is the author of several acclaimed novels, including A Desirable Residence, Cocktails for Three, and The Wedding Girl. As Sophie Kinsella, she has written a number of bestsellers including the Shopaholic series, Twenties Girl, Remember Me?, The Undomestic Goddess, and Can You Keep a Secret? Confessions of a Shopaholic was made into a major motion picture starring Isla Fisher and Hugh Dancy. Born in London, Wickham studied at New College, Oxford. She lives in London with her husband and family.
Praise for Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham:
“Wickham (The Gatecrasher; also, the Shopaholic series as Sophie Kinsella) spins a delightful story of British families forced to spend their vacation together after a mutual friend promises them the same week in his Spanish villa… [She] does a bangup job of creating believable characters... Surprises abound as the plot unfolds, and the families begin to wonder whether their mutual friend made an innocent mistake in getting them together.”
"...sure to please her many fans and gain her new ones."
Praise for The Gatecrasher by Madeleine Wickham:
"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."-
"Wickham knows her characters well and the story never drags... an enjoyable read."