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A Desirable Residence

A Desirable Residence

A Novel of Love and Real Estate

Madeleine Wickham

Thomas Dunne Books




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.


Praise for A Desirable Residence

“A delightful story...surprises abound...Wickham does a bang-up job.” —Publishers Weekly on Sleeping Arrangements

“Wickham's [Sleeping Arrangements] has a different tone than do her Shopaholic tales, but it's an equally engaging yarn, sure to please her many fans and gain her new ones.” —Booklist on Sleeping Arrangements

“Memorable characters who are as unpredictable and multifaceted as they are stylish.” —Publishers Weekly on The Gatecrasher

“Wickham [is] an observant and engaging storyteller.” —Kirkus Reviews on The Gatecrasher

“[A] witty and deeply biting novel of modern manners and morals.” —Library Journal on The Gatecrasher

“Wickham knows her characters well and the story never drags... an enjoyable read.” —Booklist on The Gatecrasher

“Wickham has a shrewdly malicious touch with her characters.” —The Atlantic Monthly on The Gatecrasher

“Deliciously funny... witty and wicked.” —Kirkus Reviews on Cocktails for Three

“Wickham serves up a healthy dose of good-natured witticisms mixed with biting retorts.” —Publishers Weekly on Cocktails for Three

“Wickham writes a witty tale that goes beyond mere gossip, fashion, and fun; she provides a wickedly insightful look at the choices women make between career, children, and relationships.” —Booklist on Cocktails for Three

About the author

Madeleine Wickham

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.

Madeleine Wickham

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