Shopaholic & Sister

By Sophie Kinsella
(Dial Press, Paperback, 9780385336826, 352pp.)

Publication Date: August 30, 2005

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Description
What's a round-the-world honeymoon if you can't buy the odd souvenir to ship back home? Like the twenty silk dressing gowns Becky Brandon (nEe Bloomwood) finds in Hong Kong, or the hand-carved dining table from Sri Lanka, or the, um, huge wooden giraffes from Malawi (that her husband expressly forbade her to buy).
Only now Becky and Luke have returned home to London, where two truckloads of those souvenirs have cluttered up their loft. The bills are outrageous, Luke is furious, and Becky's feeling rather blue--until her parents deliver some incredible news. She has a long-lost sister Becky is convinced her sister will be a true soulmate. They'll go shopping together, drink cappuccinos together, get manicures together. Then Becky meets Jessica and receives the shock of her life. Surely the shopaholic's own sister can't "hate""shopping"?
Praise for Sophie Kinsella
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"Kinsella's heroine is blessed with the resilience of ten women, and her damage-limitation brain waves are always good for a giggle."--"Glamour "(U.K.)
"Kinsella has a genuine gift for comic writing."--"The Boston Globe"
"Kinsella's Bloomwood is plucky and funny. . . . You won't have to shop around to find a more winning protagonist."--"People"
"Faster than a swiping Visa, more powerful than a two-for-one coupon, able to buy complete wardrobes in a single sprint through the mall--it's Shopaholic ""--The Washington Post.



About the Author
Sophie Kinsella is a student studying Animation in IADT Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. She loves to draw animals (both cartoon and realistic) as well as cartoon people and caricatures.
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