Sophie Kinsella





Sophie Kinsella


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in London, England, The United Kingdom
December 12, 1969

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Madeleine Wickham (born 12 December 1969) is a bestselling British author under her pseudonym, Sophie Kinsella. Educated at New College, Oxford, she worked as a financial journalist before turning to fiction. She is best known for writing a popular series of chick-lit novels. The Shopaholic novels series focuses on the misadventures of Becky Bloomwood, a financial journalist who cannot manage her own finances. The books follows her life from when her credit card debt first become overwhelming ("The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic") to the latest book on being married and having a child ("Shopaholic & Baby"). Throughout the entire series, her obsession with shopping and the complications that imparts on her life are central themes.

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Average rating: 3.72 · 1,935,447 ratings · 73,861 reviews · 61 distinct works · Similar authors
Confessions of a Shopaholic...

3.60 avg rating — 535,429 ratings — published 1999 — 141 editions
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Can You Keep a Secret?

3.83 avg rating — 264,378 ratings — published 2003 — 93 editions
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The Undomestic Goddess

3.81 avg rating — 191,968 ratings — published 2005 — 94 editions
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Remember Me?

3.76 avg rating — 168,849 ratings — published 2008 — 86 editions
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I've Got Your Number

3.93 avg rating — 141,507 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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Twenties Girl

3.81 avg rating — 117,345 ratings — published 2009 — 74 editions
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Shopaholic Takes Manhattan ...

3.75 avg rating — 96,951 ratings — published 2001 — 90 editions
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Shopaholic & Baby (Shopahol...

3.77 avg rating — 94,644 ratings — published 2007 — 78 editions
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Shopaholic Ties the Knot (S...

3.76 avg rating — 89,357 ratings — published 2002 — 81 editions
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Shopaholic and Sister (Shop...

3.63 avg rating — 70,040 ratings — published 2004 — 86 editions
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More books by Sophie Kinsella…
Confessions of a Shopaholic Shopaholic Takes Manhattan Shopaholic Ties the Knot Shopaholic and Sister Shopaholic & Baby Mini Shopaholic Shopaholic to the Stars
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July 2009, Sophie Kinsella
"Holidays are all about indulgence, and there's nothing more indulgent than opening one of these books and sinking into the happy, sunlit world of P.G. Wodehouse." ...More

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“sometimes you don't need a goal in life, you don't need to know the big picture. you just need to know what you're going to do next!”
Sophie Kinsella, The Undomestic Goddess

“There’s no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.”
Sophie Kinsella, The Undomestic Goddess

“I love new clothes. If everyone could just wear new clothes everyday, I reckon depression wouldn’t exist anymore.”
Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic

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