The Wedding Girl

Madeleine Wickham

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At the age of eighteen, in that first golden Oxford summer, Milly was up for anything. Rupert and his American lover, Allan, were an important part of her new, exciting life, so when Rupert suggested to her that she and Allan should get married to keep Allan in the country, Milly didn’t hesitate.

Ten years later, Milly is a very different person and engaged to Simon—who is wealthy, serious, and believes her to be perfect. Milly’s secret history is locked away so securely she has almost persuaded herself that it doesn’t exist—until, only four days before her elaborate wedding. To have and to hold takes on a whole new meaning when one bride’s past catches up with her and bring the present crashing down.

With her trademark style of keen insight, and razor sharp wit, Madeleine Wickham introduces her fanatical fan-base, plus a host of new readers to a fresh and irresistible heroine in The Wedding Girl.

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THE WEDDING GIRL (Chapter One)

Ten Years Later

The room was large and airy and overlooked the biscuity streets of Bath, coated in a January icing of snow. It had been refurbished some years back in a traditional manner, with striped wallpaper and a few good Georgian pieces. These, however, were currently lost under the welter of bright clothes, CDs, magazines and make-up piled high on every available surface. In the corner a handsome mahogany wardrobe was almost entirely masked by a huge white cotton dress carrier; on the bureau was a hat box; on the floor by the bed was a suitcase half

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Praise for The Wedding Girl

Praise for Wedding Girl:
"Gutsy prose and an excellent ear for social comedy."
--Independent
 
Praise for Sleeping Arrangements:
"A rare breed of beach read that's breezy but doesn't wriggle out of difficult adult choices."
--Entertainment Weekly
"Lightness of touch and witty observation make this a perfect holiday read."
--Sunday Mirror
“Wickham spins a delightful story… [She] does a bangup job of creating believable characters... Surprises abound as the plot unfolds."
--Publishers Weekly
"...sure to please her many fans and gain her new ones."
--Booklist
 
Praise for The Gatecrasher:
"Wickham has a shrewdly malicious touch with her characters."
--The Atlantic Monthly
"A savage and witty social satire."
--Daily Mail (UK)
"Wickham creates memorable characters who are as unpredictable and multifaceted as they are stylish. Jolly fun."
--Publishers Weekly
"[A] witty and deeply biting novel of modern manners and morals."
--Library Journal
"[Wickham is] an observant and engaging storyteller."
--Kirkus Reviews
"Wickham knows her characters well and the story never drags... an enjoyable read."
--Booklist

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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 Sleeping Arrangements. 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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The Wedding Girl
Madeleine Wickham

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
June 2010
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312628208
ISBN10: 031262820X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$13.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
June 2009
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427207357
ISBN10: 1427207356
Audio Run Time: 8:30
$14.99

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e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
June 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429983853
ISBN10: 142998385X
336 pages
$9.98
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