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Contemporary
  • Author:
    Madeleine Wickham
  • ISBN:
    0552998346
  • ISBN13:
    978-0552998345
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  • Publisher:
    Black Swan; Black Swan ed edition (September 1, 2000)
  • Pages:
    300 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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    1271 kb
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    1201 kb
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    1985 kb
  • Rating:
    4.8
  • Votes:
    591
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Three women, smart and successful, working in the fast and furious world of. .Madeleine Wickham - Sophie Kinsella (eigentlich Madeleine Wickham; 12.

Three women, smart and successful, working in the fast and furious world of magazines, meet for cocktails and gossip once a month. Throughout the entire series, her obsession with shopping and its resulting complications for her life is a central theme.

by Madeleine Wickham (Author). Cocktails for Three" was the first book I read under Sophie's actual name. It is a wonderful beach/summer read.

Madeleine Wickham, who writes the internationally bestselling Shopaholic series as Sophie Kinsella. It is a wonderful beach/summer read

Madeleine Wickham, who writes the internationally bestselling Shopaholic series as Sophie Kinsella. She also uses the "f" word a lot, which is unlike her alter ego Sophie. The book, however, was a page turner. While the plot was predictable, I found myself unable to put the book down.

Madeleine Wickham (born 12 December 1969) is a bestselling British author under her pseudonym, Sophie Kinsella. Discover new books on Goodreads. See if your friends have read any of Madeleine Wickham's books.

Ed was standing at the door of the house, gazing at her, for once without any glint of amusement in his eye. He looked serious, almost stern. I saw her getting all her stuff together, he said. I saw her getting all her stuff together, he said ried to call you at work, but they wouldn’t put me through. He took a couple of steps towards her, and looked at the bin liner lying in a crumpled heap on the ground. Does that mean what I think it does?. suspended, said Candice, barely able to manage the words. They think I’m a thief.

Author Madeleine Wickham was born in London on December 12, 1969. She graduated from New College, Oxford and became a financial journalist. She wrote her first novel, The Tennis Party, at the age of 24 while still working as a journalist. She wrote six more novels as Madeleine Wickham, but no longer writes using her real name. In 1999, she decided to write a novel about a girl with a shopping addiction and decided to write under the pseudonym Sophie Kinsella. The novel, The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic, became the first in the successful Shopaholic series about Becky Bloomwood, who loves.

Roxanne: glamorous, self-confident, with a secret lover - a married man Maggie: capable and high-achieving, until she finds the one thing she can't cope with - motherhood Candice: honest, decent, or so she believes - until a ghost from her past turns up At the first of every month, when the office has reached its pinnacle of.

Three women, smart and successful, working in the fast and furious world of magazines, meet for cocktails and gossip once a month. Roxanne: glamorous, self-confident, with a secret lover - and hoping that one day he will leave his wife and marry her. Maggie: capable and high-achieving, until she finds the one thing she can't cope with - motherhood. Candice: honest, decent, or so she believes - until a ghost from her past turns up, and almost ruins her life. A chance encounter in the cocktail bar sets in train an extraordinary set of events which upsets all their lives and almost destroys their friendship.

Acrobat
This is the story of three professional women who work in London and meet once a month for cocktails and a bitch-and-moan session. You'd think they'd tell each other *everything*, but each woman has a secret -- one is ashamed of a family secret, one is in a long term relationship with a married man and one exudes confidence and strength even though she's filled with doubts about her decision to quit her job and stay home with her impending child. If it sounds like a trite and predictable plot, that's when you must consider the talents of the author. Wickham is an extraordinary storyteller. Her dialogue is effortless and her characters more interesting than the total populations of ten romance novels. I pick up a Wickham novel (or other works under the name Sophie Kinsella) when I want a fun, easy read --and I don't mean that pejoratively. Wickham's prose flows delightfully and pages are turned and time flows in reading bliss. I enjoyed each moment with these flawed but genuine women and their acquaintances. Plus, there are ALWAYS moments when I guffaw out loud at some utterance or situation. Very enjoyable reading.

If you're familiar with Wickham/Kinsella, you won't be disappointed. If you're new to her, it's definitely worth your time to give her a try.
Gavirus
I was delighted to discover that Madeleine Wickham was the actual name of one of my favorite authors Sophie Kinsella. I could not believe that I was unaware that Sophie was a pen name.

"Cocktails for Three" was the first book I read under Sophie's actual name. It is a wonderful beach/summer read. It is light and fun. The plot was somewhat predictable, which is why I rated it four stars. She also uses the "f" word a lot, which is unlike her alter ego Sophie. The book, however, was a page turner. While the plot was predictable, I found myself unable to put the book down. It contained humerous moments and geniune characters. I fell in love with Maggie - the woman who struggles with motherhood. The friendship of the protagonists leaped off the pages of the book, which is what kept me interested in the story.
I did agree with another reviewer in regards to Candice. Her character is loveable, but it is hard to believe someone could be so gullible. Keeping all the above critcism in mind, the book is certainly worth reading. Madeleine is a wonderful author! She knows how to keep a reader interested. And even though she is not as sophisticated of a writer as many classic authors, she does possess the sharp satire of Jane Austen. I will certainly be investing in more Madeleine Wickham books. :)
Nalmergas
For those readers that slander this book because it isn't typical Sophie Kinsella, let's all remember that she used a pseudonym for a reason. The whole point, I'm sure, was to write from a different perspective, or else she would've just taken the chance under the Kinsella name. With that being said, it is absolutely less whimsical than the books she writes under her own name--but that doesn't make it bad. I found the characters to be well-developed and likable, and I was rooting for them despite their flaws. I will say, however, that the ending definitely fell short. I didn't even realize it was the end until I literally saw the words "The End". Overall, though, it had traces of her humor and felt quite realistic to me (aside from Candice's complete openness, I mean really, come on girl!).
Vichredag
This book wasn't as hilarious and clever as the other books by Sophie Kinsella that I have read. Her characters normally leap off the page and are engaging and wonderful, but this book lacked that usual sparkle. It is probably a good enough book, but I was expecting so much more from a Sophie Kinsella book as her books are generally absolutely fantastic. I was disappointed.
Braswyn
THis book touch a nerve with me as a 40 something year old mum too and teh challenegs we face as mums, profesionals and women. What I lked the most is how the book tackles the confort of marriage yet how unilateral decisions can ruin a perfectly good relationship, in this case Gabby didnt realise how much pain she carried by the decision of her husband not to want any more children. The fact that we all need attention and thrill is also well written. My only complain is that it can get a bit repetitive, predictable and slow at times but overall a very good read
Bort
I've read Wickham's books under Sophie Kinsella and loved most of them, but this was my first novel under her own name and I must say, it was fantastic. Is it just me, or can you sense a major difference in writing styles between Wickham and her alter ego, Kinsella? Not that I mind at all, because both makes for great reads. I loved the characters in this book, and the twist at the end, while somewhat predictable as you approach, is still a lot of fun.

Recommend this for a vacation or nightly read. It's quick, easy to relate to the characters, and fun.
BeatHoWin
This book flowed like a Sex and the City movie with characters in England. It really was a fun and lovely read. I read it awhile ago, so the character's names are coming to me, but if you are reading this, you love Sophie Kinsella and Sex and the City, then grab this book for a light and fun read that will be a nice departure from reality.
I love Madeleine Wickham's books and this one did not disappoint. However, I'm just not a huge fan of Katherine Kellgren's voice on narration. It's a little too snooty and dry for this type of book. Not sure why Madeleine/Sophie Kinsella chooses her so often...? But it is a nice story and a good read.