Desirable Residence Paperback – 1 June 1996
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- Publisher : Black Swan (1 June 1996)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0552996416
- ISBN-13 : 978-0552996419
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 2.4 x 20 cm
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About the Author
Madeleine Wickham was born in London. She read PPE at Oxford and published her first novel, The Tennis Party, while working as a financial journalist. Since then she has written A Desirable Residence, Swimming Pool Sunday, The Gatecrasher, The Wedding Girl, Cocktails for Three and Sleeping Arrangements, all published by Black Swan. She is also the author of several novels published by Black Swan under the name of Sophie Kinsella. She lives in Surrey with her husband and two small sons.
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light hearted readingReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 April 2012
I bought this book because I had read and enjoyed the shopaholic series and other novels by Sophie Kinsella so I thought I would try this one. I didn't think the story hung together as well as other books I have read by her and the characters were rather unconvincing in places. The actor's wife was particularly poor and I won't spoil the story for those who are going to read the book but the last encounter with her in the book seems quite overblown and then just peters out and is left unresolved. The mother in the book is also particularly foolish and annoying although maybe that is the point! Over the piece despite the weaknesses this was a decent, light hearted read. There were moments of humour but I wouldn't say it was laugh out loud funny which some of the early shopaholic books definitely are!
Great readReviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 January 2021
Another great read by Sophie Kinsella. Took a little while to get into, but was then as always gripped! Would definitely recommend.
DreadfulReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 September 2019
I couldn't warm to Liz at all. She had no redeeming features or finer feelings. The ending was fitting.
The most boring thing I've ever read or listened to!Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 December 2016
Non existent plot, it's like having a 'big brother' window on the characters' lives which are even more boring than my own, not what I buy books or audio books for.
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