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Sleeping Arrangements

Madeleine Wickham

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Chloe needs a holiday. Her partner, Philip, has troubles at work, and the whole family wants a break. Hugh is not a happy man. His immaculate wife, Amanda, seems more interested in her new kitchen than in him—and he works so hard to pay for it, he barely has time for his children. Maybe he’ll have a chance to bond with them on holiday…

When the two families arrive at a villa in Spain for their respective vacations, they all get a shock—it has been double-booked. An uneasy week of sharing begins, and tensions mount in the soaring heat. But the temperature isn’t solely to blame: What no one else realizes is that Chloe and Hugh have a history—and that the “accidental” overlap might not have been so accidental after all…

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SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS (Chapter One)

The sun was a dazzling white ball, shining brightly through the window, making Chloe’s tiny sitting room as hot as a roasting dish. As Chloe leaned closer to Bethany Bridges, she could feel a bead of sweat beneath her cotton dress, making its careless way down her backbone like a little beetle. She inserted a pin into a fold of heavy white silk, yanked the fabric hard against Bethany’s skin, and felt the girl take a panicky inward gasp.

It was too hot to work, thought Chloe, standing back and pushing tendrils of wispy fair hair off her fo

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  • Madeleine Wickham on Sleeping Arrangements

    Watch this video to hear Madeleine Wickham (a.k.a. Sophie Kinsella, the international bestselling author of the Shopaholic series) talk about her novel Sleeping Arrangements. In this author video, Wickham talks about why Sleeping Arrangements--out of all her books--has her favorite setting.

  • Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to an audiobook excerpt from Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham (a.k.a. Sophie Kinsella), read by Katherine Kellgren. In this delightful novel from the bestselling author of the Shopaholic series, two families arrive at a villa in Spain for their respective vacations and receive a shock—it has been double-booked. An uneasy week of sharing begins, and tensions mount in the soaring heat. But the temperature isn't solely to blame: What no one else realizes is that Chloe and Hugh have a history—a

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Praise for the bestselling novels of Madeleine Wickham

THE GATECRASHER

“Memorable characters who are as unpredictable and multifaceted as they are stylish.”
Publishers Weekly

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

“[A] witty and deeply biting novel of modern manners and morals.”

Library Journal

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

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

COCKTAILS FOR THREE

“Deliciously funny... witty and wicked.”—Kirkus Reviews

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

"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

THE WEDDING GIRL

“Kinsella fans will feel right at home... At this Wedding, prepare to laugh, and maybe get a little misty.”—USA Today

“A bride’s impetuous past comes back to haunt her in this yummy confection by Wickham.”—People

”What fans want!”—Star Magazine

 

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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, 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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Sleeping Arrangements

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