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The Wedding Girl

The Wedding Girl

A Novel

Madeleine Wickham

St. Martin's Griffin



Trade Paperback

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.


Praise for The Wedding Girl

“Gutsy prose and an excellent ear for social comedy.” —Independent

“A rare breed of beach read that's breezy but doesn't wriggle out of difficult adult choices.” —Entertainment Weekly on Sleeping Arrangements

“Lightness of touch and witty observation make this a perfect holiday read.” —Sunday Mirror on Sleeping Arrangements

“Wickham spins a delightful story… [She] does a bangup job of creating believable characters... Surprises abound as the plot unfolds.” —Publishers Weekly on Sleeping Arrangements

“...sure to please her many fans and gain her new ones.” —Booklist on Sleeping Arrangements

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

“A savage and witty social satire.” —Daily Mail (UK) on The Gatecrasher

“Wickham creates memorable characters who are as unpredictable and multifaceted as they are stylish. Jolly fun.” —Publishers Weekly on The Gatecrasher

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

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

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

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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.

Madeleine Wickham

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