A Desirable Residence: A Novel of Love and Real Estate

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Macmillan, Jun 22, 2010 - Fiction - 304 pages
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From the author of the sensational bestselling Sophie Kinsella novels and the New York Times bestsellers The Wedding Girl and Sleeping Arrangements, comes a wicked comedy of adultery, angst, and modern marriage

The asking price for this house includes a stunning renovation of hearts and dreams....Liz and Jonathan Chambers were stuck with two mortgages, mounting debts, and a miserable adolescent daughter. Then realtor Marcus Witherstone came into their lives—and it seemed he would solve all their problems. He knew the perfect tenants from London who would rent their old house: a glamorous PR girl, Ginny, and her almost-famous husband, Piers.

But soon Liz is lost in blissful dreams of Marcus, Jonathan is left to run their business, and neither of them has time to notice that their teenage daughter is developing an unhealthy passion for the tenants, Piers and Ginny. Everyone is tangled up with everyone else, and in the most awkward possible way. As events close in, they all begin to realize that some deceptions are just a bit too close to home.

A Desirable Residence is sure to continue the phenomenal success of the Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham franchise.

 

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Following The Tennis Party (LJ 3/1/96), Wickham's delightful tale of entanglements examines the manners and morals of three family units in suburban London. Teachers Liz and Jonathan Chambers have a ... Read full review

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For anyone that liked the 'Shopaholic' series of books, this is a slightly different paced story but a really good, light read if thats what you're after! Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE
1
CHAPTER TWO
29
CHAPTER THREE
46
CHAPTER FOUR
64
CHAPTER FIVE
77
CHAPTER SIX
96
CHAPTER SEVEN
114
CHAPTER EIGHT
134
CHAPTER TEN
175
CHAPTER ELEVEN
203
CHAPTER TWELVE
223
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
239
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
255
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
266
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
278
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
289

CHAPTER NINE
154

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About the author (2010)

Madeleine Wickham is the author of several acclaimed novels, including Cocktails for Three, Sleeping Arrangements 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.

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