40 Love

A Novel

Madeleine Wickham

Thomas Dunne Books

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Everyone wins this game of literary tennis, a comedy of manners about envy in which Wickham skewers the nouveau riche. At their country estate, Patrick Chance and his wife host a weekend tennis party. As four couples gather on the sunny terrace, it seems obvious who among them is succeeding, and who is falling behind. But by the end of the party, nothing will be quite as certain. While the couples’ children amuse themselves with pony rides and rehearsals for a play, the adults suffer a series of personal revelations and crises. Wickham’s nonstop action reveals at every turn that matters may not be as they seem, and in the end one thing is crystal clear: the weekend is about anything but tennis.

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40 LOVE (Chapter One)

It was the sort of warm, scented evening that Caroline Chance associated with holidays in Greece; with glasses of ouzo and flirtatious waiters and the feel of cool cotton against burnt shoulders. Except that the sweet smell wafting through the air was not olive groves, but freshly mown English grass. And the sound in the distance was not the sea, but Georgina’s riding instructor, intoning—always with the same monotonous inflection—‘Trot on. Trot on.’

Caroline grimaced and resumed painting her toenails.

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Madeleine Wickham talks about her new book 40 Love, a delightful women's fiction book about tennis and so much more.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt of 40 Love by Madeleine Wickham, a.k.a. Sophie Kinsella, the bestselling author of the Shopaholic series. Everyone wins this game of literary tennis, a comedy of manners about envy in which Wickham skewers the nouveau riche. At their country estate, Patrick Chance and his wife host a weekend tennis party. As four couples gather on the sunny terrace, it seems obvious who among them is succeeding, and who is falling behind. But by the end of the party, nothing will be quite as

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Praise for 40 Love:

“Wickham aces the shallow rich...in this light, fast-paced novel.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“This featherweight comedy delivers a decided satisfaction.” —KIRKUS

 


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About the Author

Madeleine Wickham

Madeleine Wickham is the author of several acclaimed novels, including A Desirable Residence, 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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40 Love
A Novel
Madeleine Wickham

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
August 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429990455
ISBN10: 1429990457
288 pages
$7.99

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Macmillan Audio
August 2011
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427212351
ISBN10: 142721235X
Audio Run Time: 8:30
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August 2011
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427212368
ISBN10: 1427212368
Audio Run Time: 8:30
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St. Martin's Paperbacks
October 2012
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9781250010421
ISBN10: 125001042X
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June 2012
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ISBN: 9780312562762
ISBN10: 0312562764
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
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