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The Gatecrasher: A Novel

by Madeleine Wickham

St. Martin's Press | May 27, 2008 | Trade Paperback |

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The Secret Is Out!
Madeleine Wickham is Sophie Kinsella, and The Gatecrasher is just as delicious as her internationally bestselling Shopaholic series.  

Everything's coming up roses for Fleur Daxeny, as she goes through more rich men than she does designer hats.  Beautiful and utterly irresistible, her success at crashing funerals to find wealthy men is remarkable. Fleur wastes no time in seducing her latest conquest, the handsome and rich widower Richard Favour. His children are caught up in a whirlwind as their father's new girlfriend descends on the family estate. Fleur is not one to wear her heart on her Chanel sleeves, but she soon finds herself embracing Richard and his family. But just as Fleur contemplates jumping off the gold-digger train for good, a long-buried secret from her past threatens to destroy her new family.

Take a wild and marvelous ride with The Gatecrasher, whose clever, chic, and sassy style will leave you desperately wanting more wonderful Wickham!

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: May 27, 2008

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312381077

ISBN - 13: 9780312381073

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The Gatecrasher: A Novel

The Gatecrasher: A Novel

by Madeleine Wickham

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: May 27, 2008

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312381077

ISBN - 13: 9780312381073

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Chapter One   Fleur Daxeny wrinkled her nose. She bit her lip, and put her head on one side, and gazed at her reflection silently for a few seconds. Then she gave a gurgle of laughter.   ''I still can''t decide,'' she exclaimed. ''They''re all fabulous.''   The saleswoman from Take Hat! exchanged weary glances with the nervous young hairdresser sitting on a gilt stool in the corner. The hairdresser had arrived at Fleur''s hotel suite half an hour ago and had been waiting to start ever since. The saleswoman was meanwhile beginning to wonder whether she was wasting her time completely.   ''I love this one with the veil,'' said Fleur suddenly, reaching for a tiny creation of black satin and wispy netting. ''Isn''t it elegant?''   ''Very elegant,'' said the saleswoman. She hurried forward just in time to catch a black silk topper which Fleur was discarding onto the floor.   ''Very,'' echoed the hairdresser in the corner. Surreptitiously he glanced at his watch. He was supposed to be back down in the salon in forty minutes. Trevor wouldn''t be pleased. Perhaps he should phone down to explain the situation. Perhaps . . .   ''All right!'' said Fleur. ''I''ve decided.'' She pushed up the veil and beamed around the room. ''I''m going to wear this one today.''   ''A very wise choice, madam,'' said the saleswoman in relieved tones. ''It''s a lovely hat.''   ''Lovely,'' whispered the hairdresser.   ''So if you could just pack the other fi
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From the Publisher

The Secret Is Out!
Madeleine Wickham is Sophie Kinsella, and The Gatecrasher is just as delicious as her internationally bestselling Shopaholic series.  

Everything's coming up roses for Fleur Daxeny, as she goes through more rich men than she does designer hats.  Beautiful and utterly irresistible, her success at crashing funerals to find wealthy men is remarkable. Fleur wastes no time in seducing her latest conquest, the handsome and rich widower Richard Favour. His children are caught up in a whirlwind as their father's new girlfriend descends on the family estate. Fleur is not one to wear her heart on her Chanel sleeves, but she soon finds herself embracing Richard and his family. But just as Fleur contemplates jumping off the gold-digger train for good, a long-buried secret from her past threatens to destroy her new family.

Take a wild and marvelous ride with The Gatecrasher, whose clever, chic, and sassy style will leave you desperately wanting more wonderful Wickham!

About the Author

Madeleine Wickham is the author of several acclaimed novels, including A Desirable Residence, Cocktails for Three, Sleeping Arrangements and The Wedding Girl. As Sophie Kinsella, she has written a number of bestsellers including the Shopaholic series, Twenties Girl, Remember Me?, The Undomestic Goddess, and Can You Keep a Secret? Confessions of a Shopaholic was made into a major motion picture starring Isla Fisher and Hugh Dancy. Born in London, Wickham studied at New College, Oxford. She lives in London with her husband and family.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for New York Times bestseller Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham:

"Wickham (The Gatecrasher; also, the Shopaholic series as Sophie Kinsella) spins a delightful story of British families forced to spend their vacation together after a mutual friend promises them the same week in his Spanish villa… [She] does a bangup job of creating believable characters... Surprises abound as the plot unfolds, and the families begin to wonder whether their mutual friend made an innocent mistake in getting them together."  
--Publishers Weekly

"...sure to please her many fans and gain her new ones."
--Booklist

"A rare breed of beach read that''s breezy but doesn''t wriggle out of difficult adult choices."
--Entertainment Weekly

 
Praise for New York Times bestsellerThe Gatecrasher by Madeleine Wickham:

"Wickham creates memorable characters who are as unpredictable and multifaceted as they are stylish. Jolly fun."
--Publishers Weekly

"[A] witty and deeply biting novel of modern manners and morals."
--Library Journal

"[Wickham is] an observant and engaging storyteller."-
-Kirkus Reviews

"Wickham knows her characters well and the story never drags... an enjoyable read."
--Booklist
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