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A Desirable Residence

A Novel of Love and Real Estate

Madeleine Wickham

St. Martin's Griffin

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From the author of the internationally bestselling Sophie Kinsella novels, Madeleine Wickham’s newest novel features a house whose asking price includes a stunning renovation of dreams and hearts... 

Liz and Jonathan Chambers were stuck with two mortgages, mounting debts and a miserable adolescent daughter.  Then 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 tutorial college, and neither of them has time to notice that their teenage daughter is developing a passion for the tenants, Piers and Ginny. Everyone is entangled with everyone else, in the most awkward possible way. And as events close in, they all begin to realize that some deceptions are just a bit too close to home.

 

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A DESIRABLE RESIDENCE (Chapter One)There wasn't much point, Liz told herself, in getting upset. It wasn't his fault, poor man. The estate agent had finished talking, and was looking at her concernedly, expecting a response. To gain time, she glanced out of the sash window of the office, the panes bright with the sun and raindrops of a confused September's day. There was a little courtyard garden outside, walled, with a white wrought-iron bench and tubs of flowers. It must be nice in the summer, she thought, forgetting that this still was, to all intents and purposes, the summer. Her mind always
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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Madeleine Wickham's book A Desirable Residence: A Novel of Love, Family, Adultery, and Real Estate. From the author of the internationally bestselling Sophie Kinsella Shopaholic series, this novel features a house whose asking price includes a stunning renovation of dreams and hearts... Liz and Jonathan Chambers were stuck with mounting debt and a miserable adolescent daughter. Then Marcus Witherstone came into their lives—and it seemed he would solve all their probl

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Praise for A Desirable Residence:

“Chick lit superstar Wickham (The Wedding Girl) is in stellar form in her latest... A wellexecuted and unexpected ending caps the dizzying action and demonstrates why Wickham is so deservedly on her genre’s A-list.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW)

“A remarkably assured tale of adultery, avarice, and angst.” —THE DAILY MAIL

“Sharp and funny.” —FAMILY CIRCLE

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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.
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A Desirable Residence

A Novel of Love and Real Estate

Madeleine Wickham

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