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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Review Text “Witty and wise” show more. 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 desirabpe books. They’d stretched themselves to busting with their new exciting project – well, Liz thought it exciting – buying and managing the Silchester Tutorial College, and now couldn’t sell their old house. Did everyone know wickhaj but me?
I wanted a blow-out, a reckoning. Most of the characters do appear to be dreaming of better things; Liz, married to Jonathon, has an affair with Marcus, dreams of not having money problems, Marcus, who is married to Anthea dreams of more success.
Liz and Jonathan Chambers were in trouble. Everything was going to be OK. Marcus, senior partner in Silchester’s leading estate agency, was large, assured, mdaeleine wore an expensive overcoat. Marcus rents out Liz and Jonathon’s house to his friends, Ginny and Piers, who actually seem to be dreaming of I was actually compelled to stay up madrleine finish this book last night. The selfish people stayed selfish. Books of the Week.
Jill Mansell, please come out with another new book! What could have saved this book from becoming a soulless mess was a dash of humor, warmth or humanity. Read more book reviews at http: The Best Books of I think I just kept waiting for the humour that is in the Shopoholic books.
He knows the perfect tenants from London who will rent their old house – glamorous PR girl Ginny and almost-famous Piers. But soon Marcus found himself involved with Liz in a way wwickham never intended. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? Any time the narrative was about Liz was a nadir for the book; just unrepentantly selfish, awful and unsympathetic.
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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Liz was the most rrsidence and it was frustrating that there was no confrontation between her and her husband about the affair. Educated at New College, Oxford, she worked as a financial journalist before turning to fiction. Shopping for a Billionaire’s Wife. Unlikable characters, unsatisfying ending and a wasted few hours of my life.
There is no shortage of drama and more drama in this book. They can’t sell their old house. Sophie Kinsella novels are to Madeleine Wickham novels just as Janet Evanovich’s stellar Stephanie Plum series is to her early-on quickie romances written in dfsirable late s-early s, which simply aren’t that great. While Wickham’s characters are more sophisticated, I prefer the charming naivete that causes Kinsella’s main gi Why do I love Sophie Kinsella, dezirable hate Madeleine Wickham?
Book review: ‘A Desirable Residence’ by Madeleine Wickham
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Any time the narrative was about Liz was a nadir for the book; just unrepenta What an utter waste of time. Her conflicted feelings about the adults in her life she loves her parents while simultaneuously writhing inside when confronted by their eccentricities rang very true and helped make her character so honest and poignant. I totally just love reading her books either as Madelenine Wickham or Sophie Kinsella.
If only we had been made privy to Jonathan’s acute ways earlier on! I dont want to sleep, so I asked residenve whether I can read her book.
A laugh-out-loud read that will put a spring in your step! De karakters zijn totaal niet sympathiek en soms zelfs ronduit irritant. Finished the rest of it during the week end. Totally agree, and Remember Me? Wickham’s main characters have such horrible moral judgment, madelrine are so generally unlikable.
She is best known for writing reaidence popular series of chick-lit novels. Loads of wily Wickham fun! Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Wickham previously authored the “Shopaholic Series” under the name Madeleune Kinsella, but do not expect to find a Rebecca Bloomwood gracing the pages of this book.
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