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  • Author:
    Madeleine Wickham
  • ISBN:
    0312968159
  • ISBN13:
    978-0312968151
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  • Publisher:
    St Martins Pr; Reprint edition (January 1, 1999)
  • Pages:
    288 pages
  • Subcategory:
    British & Irish
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    1918 kb
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  • Rating:
    4.5
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A DESIRABLE RESIDENCE ALSO BY MADELEINE WICKHAM Cocktails for Three The Gatecrasher Sleeping Arrangements The .

A DESIRABLE RESIDENCE ALSO BY MADELEINE WICKHAM Cocktails for Three The Gatecrasher Sleeping Arrangements The Wedding Girl A DESIRABLE RESIDENCE Madeleine Wickham.

An imprint of St. Martin’s Press. A desirable residence. Printed in the United States of America.

A Desirable Residence book. Liz and Jonathan Chambers were in trouble. As much as I became initially engaged in Madeleine Wickham's A Desirable Residence, all the attraction here is centered on unlikeable, misanthropic people finally getting their just desserts in the end. From scheming, bored Marcus to ungrateful, uncharitable Liz, I struggled to find one character with whom connect in this British novel.

A Desirable Residence Madeleine Wickham From the author of the internationally bestselling Sophie Kinsella .

A Desirable Residence Madeleine Wickham From the author of the internationally bestselling Sophie Kinsella series.

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A Desirable Residence. As Madeleine Wickham she has written seven bestselling novels. She lives in London with her husband and children. Библиографические данные. Liz and Jonathan are in trouble. They can't sell their old house. Here they are, stuck with two mortgages, mounting debts and a miserable adolescent daughter who hadn't wanted to move anyway. Then it seems Marcus Witherstone will solve all their problems.

With her winning, witty series of Shopaholic books, British author Sophie Kinsella (real name: Madeline Wickham) has created nothing less than a phenomenon

With her winning, witty series of Shopaholic books, British author Sophie Kinsella (real name: Madeline Wickham) has created nothing less than a phenomenon. As Entertainment Weekly puts it, "" gives chick-lit lovers a reason to stay home from the mall. Pilar de la Peña Minguell, Madeleine Wickham.

In dire financial straights, Liz and Jonathan Chambers hire Marcus Witherstone, who brings the perfect tenants from England to rent the Chambers' old house, but soon a series of affairs and entanglements spin wildly out of control. Reprint.

Kazimi
Liz and Jonathan have uprooted their family and left their beloved home to pursue a dream -- running a tutorial college. Their children are unhappy, and the parents aren't far behind. Unable to sell their house, they now have two mortgages and are in trouble with the bank. This gets them involved with Marcus, an estate agent of low moral character. Cue shenanigans.

Normally I'm a huge Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham fan, but this book, originally published in 1996 (her second book), just goes to show that she got better over the years. Of all the books I've read by her, this was my least favorite. Usually I get so caught up in the antics of Wickham's delightful, quirky characters that I read it all in a rush, but this time I found myself struggling to get through it, telling myself just to finish so I could read something else. I think the main problem was that none of the characters, with one exception, was likable at all. More recent novels by this author feature characters who are definitely flawed but still fetching, whereas these characters were either shallow or nasty or both. And the ending was rather abrupt and hurried.

Not recommended unless you're determined to read everything by this talented author.
Karg
Her stories are always fun and predictable. You can tell this is earlier writing not quite as polished but as always great characters and awkward situations. A fun diversion while waiting for a new Sophie Kinsella
Saintrius
I like this author very much but this book was tedious and unenjoyable. also, the ending was a bit disappointing.
Sennnel
I love Sophie Kinsella, so I decided to read all the Wickham books as well. I'm a little sorry I read this one (which I think was her first). I found most of the characters at best unpleasant and at worst reprehensible. Only Jonathan had any decency and deserved better than an adulterous wife who "deserved" her affair. And that's all it was. She wasn't in love. If she had been, I might have forgiven her. Anthea, I think, meant well, but she really didn't know how to go about motivating her sons. And Alice was a brat, although I could understand her loneliness when her best friend moved away. Ginny may have wanted the best for Piers, but she didn't really give him the support he needed. Marcus was a jerk. I admit to feeling bad for Piers at the end, and I hope things eventually went well for him. By the end, I really didn't care that much about what happened to the characters.

Wickham's later books, The Tennis Party, Swimming Pool Sunday, Wedding Girl, Cocktails for Three (although I have some issues with that as far as a pregnant woman/new mother having cocktails on a regular basis), and Sleeping Arrangements are better, but Kinsella has a light touch and sense of humor that Wickham lacks.
Samulkree
Enjoyed this book, along with others by Sophie Kinsella. She's always a favourite for light content. You can always count on her to provide you with funny, over the top scenarios. Things that only can happen to you if you're lucky or if you're reading a good book. Worth the read.
Muniath
I usually enjoy reading Madeleine Wickham's novels. They are purely self-indulgent, and feature interesting plot and flawed yet sympathetic characters. Except this one. You can tell she feels no affection or interest in the characters she created, as they are vapid and unlikeable at best and contemptible at worst.
Debeme
Different than the shopaholic books, darker, but still that familiar style. Worth a read for sure if you love her work
This book was a fun read. However, I've read many of her books and this wasn't her best. The ending could have used a lot more development. It's as if she was up against a deadline and just decided to stop writing. That was disappointing, but overall, if you are a fan of her work, I would definately still read it.