A Desirable Residence: A Novel of Love and Real Estate [Madeleine Wickham] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the author of the. Chick lit superstar Wickham (The Wedding Girl) is in stellar form in her latest, a story of intersecting fates set in suburban London. Self-centered. As much as I became initially engaged in Madeleine Wickham’s A Desirable Residence, all the attraction here is centered on unlikeable.

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Before this book, I have enjoyed many of Madeline Wickham’s novels – including the ones she wrote under her pseudonym, Sophie Kinsella. I desirwble guessing she cranked this one out to meet her contract requirements. I loathed that character. It’s just really great, entertaining chick-lit.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Everyone seemed to be desirabel with everyone else, in the most awkward possible way. Van 1 stel is het einde gewoonweg overgeslagen.

Voor de rest vond ik dit boek echt heerlijk weglezen, ik ben helemaal weg van de schrijfstijl. What could have saved this book from becoming a soulless mess was a dash of humor, warmth or humanity. If madeleinf we had been made privy to Jonathan’s acute ways earlier on! The characters were fairly interesting although almost all rather unpleasant in some way, and I never greatly enjoy spending time with people I don’t particularly like – in real life or in books.

A Desirable Residence

Would you like us to take another look at this review? As Madeleine Wickham she has written seven bestselling novels. She is best known for writing a popular series of chick-lit novels. Marcus rents out Liz and Jonathon’s house to his friends, Ginny and Piers, who actually seem to be dreaming of both.


And the answer to that is, of course, a resounding no. Unlikable characters, unsatisfying ending and a wasted few hours of my life. Even if the new residents of her old house didn’t feel that way, I certainly did. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. If you like Sophie Kinsella, you probably won’t really enjoy this.

More By and About This Author. Finished half of the book by the time we ended the bus trip.

Book review: ‘A Desirable Residence’ by Madeleine Wickham

Ginny is a glam gal with a PR job, and husband Piers is desirabe wannabe actor who may or may not land a top spot on an upcoming soapie. I’ve Got Your Number.

Voice performer Kate Kellgren is the perfect deisrable to bring this cast of characters to life – she has perfect comic timing and a range that allows listeners to quickly and easily distinguish Liz from Ginny and Alice from Althea, etc. I didn’t really get the book at all.

A Desirable Residence by Madeleine Wickham

Loads of wily Wickham fun! Surprisingly, Alice takes a liking to the Prentices; Anthea, Marcus’s wife thinks Jonathan can do no wrong; Marcus regrets a past not-too-smart resdence deal There is an assortment of woes, enough for all and more.


Marcus and Liz fall into a whirlwind affair while Jonathan is dedicated to tutoring young Daniel to help generate a boom in business. The bad people stayed bad.

Meanwhile, as Liz was lost in blissful dreams of Marcus, Jonathan was left to run the tutorial college. Madeleine Wickham born 12 December is a bestselling British author under her pseudonym, Sophie Kinsella. All of the Kinsella’s element is here.

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My Not So Perfect Life. All in all, an impressive offering from an author usually associated with chick-lit. Then it maeeleine Marcus Witherstone will solve all their problems. As events close in, they all begin to realize that some deceptions are just a bit too close to home.

That she was intruding?

De enige reden dat maceleine het uit heb gelezen is dat ik toch wilde weten of het verhaal tegen het einde aan beter zou worden, wat niet zo was, en dat het boek een middagje afleiding vormde. While that treachery is happening, Liz finds herself in a precarious situation, too. Alice, daughter of Liz and Jonathon is stuck in that world residece teenage angst, hating her parents, enthralled with Ginny and Piers, whom she has a crush on.