Cocktails For Three

by Madeleine Wickham

St. Martin's Griffin | June 6, 2013 | Trade Paperback

Cocktails For Three is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 10.
Roxanne: glamorous, self-confident, with a secret lover -- a married man
Maggie: capable and high-achieving, until she finds the one thing she can''t cope with -- motherhood
Candice: honest, decent, or so she believes -- until a ghost from her past turns up
At the first of every month, when the office has reached its pinnacle of hysteria, Maggie, Roxanne, and Candice meet at London''s swankiest bar for an evening of cocktails and gossip. Here, they chat about what''s new at "The Londoner," the glossy fashion magazine where they all work, and everything else that''s going on in their lives. Or "almost "everything. Beneath the girl talk and the laughter, each of the three has a secret. And when a chance encounter at the cocktail bar sets in motion an extraordinary chain of events, each one will find their biggest secret revealed.
In "Cocktails for Three," Madeleine Wickham combines her trademark humor with remarkable insight to create an edgy, romantic tale of secrets, strangers, and a splash of scandal.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 300 pages, 8.1 × 6.14 × 0.81 in

Published: June 6, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312349998

ISBN - 13: 9780312349998

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining Having read some of Sophie Kinsela ¨Shopaholic Series¨ I bought this one expecting a light read. Well, it was, but I found it much more interesting. More in depth descriptive of characters; I could almost see it as a movie.
Date published: 2014-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastically whitty! I've read all of her books under her pen name Sohpia Kinsella and couldn't wait to read her older books under her original name. Cocktails for Three was funny, whitty, and a British aspect of Sex and the City. I can't wait to read more books by her!
Date published: 2011-01-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Easy, fast read Good book, there's not much depth to the story but its easy, funny and fast. Good for a day at a park.
Date published: 2010-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Read!! I love the work of Madeleine Wickham, and this book definitely did not dissapoint.
Date published: 2010-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another great read from Sophie Kinsella This book is a great read for many different reasons, one because the characters are very close to completing the same life experiences as the rest of the world and two the situations are not off the wall rather very real. I found it funny, witty and hard to put it down. I think we can all relate friends to the characters in this book, they are real and brutally honest. This book is a great read, especially if you plan to head to the Caribbean, it is light yet not tedious. Enjoy!
Date published: 2010-01-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the best of her work It was alright - allowed me to pass the time but I really would not recommend it to someone.
Date published: 2009-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Boozing and Shmoozing Madeleine Wickham is a British author and you know right away with her choice of words. Personally, I enjoyed the vocabulary. The only cultural aspect that didn’t sit well was the character Maggie, who drank alcohol while pregnant and hung out in smoky bars. Smoking and drinking for a pregnant woman is shunned upon in North America, yet in this book the scenario is treated as something completely normal. Stylistically, I would have altered the layout. Wickham jumps around unnecessarily and juxtaposes from one scene to the next creating a string of short scenes. It would have been better to connect those short scenes into a cohesive scene. In addition, there are a couple of typos, no big deal. Other than that, I really enjoyed the book. Great job Wickham.
Date published: 2009-04-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing I initially was a fan of Sophie Kinsella when reading the first book of the shopaholic series. However, as i continued reading the series i was disappointed more and more. This was the first book i read under the author's real name of Madeleine Wickham and was again disappointed. The characters were not witty, nor remotely funny and the story line was boring. I don't know why i keep giving this author a chance. If you don't buy this book you won't be missing anything.
Date published: 2008-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sensational I've never read a bad Sophie Kinsella book, so i figured it would be wrong to assume that this one wouldn't be bad either! Once again she produces an amazing story that will force that book to stay in your hand or very close by until it's finished. It's a phenomenal story about the trials of three friends dealing with careers, friendship and motherhood. I would suggest this book to any one of my friends!
Date published: 2006-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from if you like her books... If you like Wickham's books, you may like her others-the Shopaholic series. She also writes under the name Sophie Kinsella.
Date published: 2003-06-27

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Cocktails For Three

by Madeleine Wickham

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 300 pages, 8.1 × 6.14 × 0.81 in

Published: June 6, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312349998

ISBN - 13: 9780312349998

From the Publisher

Roxanne: glamorous, self-confident, with a secret lover -- a married man
Maggie: capable and high-achieving, until she finds the one thing she can''t cope with -- motherhood
Candice: honest, decent, or so she believes -- until a ghost from her past turns up
At the first of every month, when the office has reached its pinnacle of hysteria, Maggie, Roxanne, and Candice meet at London''s swankiest bar for an evening of cocktails and gossip. Here, they chat about what''s new at "The Londoner," the glossy fashion magazine where they all work, and everything else that''s going on in their lives. Or "almost "everything. Beneath the girl talk and the laughter, each of the three has a secret. And when a chance encounter at the cocktail bar sets in motion an extraordinary chain of events, each one will find their biggest secret revealed.
In "Cocktails for Three," Madeleine Wickham combines her trademark humor with remarkable insight to create an edgy, romantic tale of secrets, strangers, and a splash of scandal.

From the Jacket

Roxanne: glamorous, self-confident, with a secret lover -- a married man
Maggie: capable and high-achieving, until she finds the one thing she can''t cope with -- motherhood
Candice: honest, decent, or so she believes -- until a ghost from her past turns up
At the first of every month, when the office has reached its pinnacle of hysteria, Maggie, Roxanne, and Candice meet at London''s swankiest bar for an evening of cocktails and gossip. Here, they chat about what''s new at "The Londoner," the glossy fashion magazine where they all work, and everything else that''s going on in their lives. Or "almost "everything. Beneath the girl talk and the laughter, each of the three has a secret. And when a chance encounter at the cocktail bar sets in motion an extraordinary chain of events, each one will find their biggest secret revealed.
In "Cocktails for Three," Madeleine Wickham combines her trademark humor with remarkable insight to create an edgy, romantic tale of secrets, strangers, and a splash of scandal.

About the Author

Author Madeleine Wickham was born in London on December 12, 1969. She graduated from New College, Oxford and became a financial journalist. She wrote her first novel, The Tennis Party, at the age of 24 while still working as a journalist. She wrote six more novels as Madeleine Wickham, but no longer writes using her real name. In 1999, she decided to write a novel about a girl with a shopping addiction and decided to write under the pseudonym Sophie Kinsella. The novel, The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic, became the first in the successful Shopaholic series about Becky Bloomwood, who loves shopping but is not good with money.

Editorial Reviews

"Deliciously funny... witty and wicked."
--"Kirkus Reviews"
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"Wickham serves up a healthy dose of good-natured witticisms mixed with biting retorts."
--"Publishers Weekly"
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"Wickham writes a witty tale that goes beyond mere gossip, fashion, and fun; she provides a wickedly insightful look at the choices women make between career, children, and relationships."
--"Booklist"
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