Madeleine Wickham

in The United Kingdom
December 12, 1969



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: 3.35 · 127,722 ratings · 5,785 reviews · 15 distinct worksSimilar authors
Cocktails for Three

3.44 avg rating — 37,315 ratings — published 2000 — 52 editions
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The Wedding Girl

3.50 avg rating — 27,935 ratings — published 1999 — 52 editions
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The Gatecrasher

3.28 avg rating — 23,090 ratings — published 1998
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Sleeping Arrangements

3.29 avg rating — 23,381 ratings — published 2001 — 50 editions
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A Desirable Residence

2.95 avg rating — 6,100 ratings — published 1996 — 31 editions
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40 Love

2.96 avg rating — 5,172 ratings — published 1995 — 30 editions
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Swimming Pool Sunday

3.29 avg rating — 4,151 ratings — published 1997 — 26 editions
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Swimming Pool Sunday and Th...

3.02 avg rating — 311 ratings — published 2001 — 3 editions
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Wedding Cocktails: Cocktail...

3.77 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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Sophie Kinsella Writing as ...

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This English writer also moonlights as Sophie Kinsella, creator of the Shopaholic series. In her saucy comedy of manners, 40 Love, the nouveau...
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“Knowing a person isn't like knowing a string of facts. It's more like...a feeling.”
Madeleine Wickham, The Wedding Girl

“A tree falls in the forest, thought Roxanne, staring bleakly out of the window. A man tells a woman he loves her. But if no-one is present to hear it does he really make a sound? Did it really happen?”
Madeleine Wickham, Cocktails for Three

“The first rule of winning is to believe you're capable of winning.”
Madeleine Wickham, 40 Love

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