5.2 × 5.9 × 0.8 in
June 10, 2008
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1427204748
ISBN - 13: 9781427204745
About the Book
Wickham, whose Sophie Kinsella books are international bestsellers, delivers an irresistibly dishy and entertaining novel about three savvy young women and the secrets they share over monthly drinks. Abridged. 4 CDs.
Read from the Book
COCKTAILS FOR THREE (Chapter One)Candice Brewin pushed open the heavy glass door of the Manhattan Bar and felt the familiar swell of warmth, noise, light and clatter rush over her. It was six o’clock on a Wednesday night and the bar was already almost full. Waiters in dark green bow ties were gliding over the pale polished floor, carrying cocktails to tables. Girls in slippy dresses were standing at the bar, glancing around with bright, hopeful eyes. In the corner, a pianist was thumping out Gershwin numbers, almost drowned by the hum of metropolitan chatter.It was getting to be too busy here, thought Candice, slipping off her coat. When she, Roxanne and Maggie had first discovered the Manhattan Bar, it had been a small, quiet, almost secretive place to meet. They had stumbled on it almost by chance, desperate for somewhere to drink after a particularly fraught press day. It had then been a dark and old-fashioned-looking place, with tatty bar stools and a peeling mural of the New York skyline on one wall. The patrons had been few and silent— mostly tending towards elderly gentlemen with much younger female companions. Candice, Roxanne and Maggie had boldly ordered a round of cocktails and then several more— and by the end of the evening had decided, amid fits of giggles, that the place had a certain terrible charm and must be revisited. And so the monthly cocktail club had been born.But now, newly extended, relaunched and written up in every glossy magazine, the bar was a di
From the Publisher
If you like Sophie Kinsella, you’ll love Cocktails for Three. Madeleine Wickham, whose Sophie Kinsella books are international bestsellers, has written an irresistibly dishy and entertaining novel about three savvy young women and the secrets they share over monthly drinks.
Each month, three staffers of The Londoner gather at a nearby lounge for an evening of cocktails and gossip. One April evening, Maggie relishes her last weeks of normalcy before the birth of her first child, while Roxanne breezes through between glamorous foreign assignments. But Candice’s chance encounter with a girl from her past reveals secret depths in the clean-scrubbed reporter, and the events that follow have permanent repercussions for the trio.
With the graceful storytelling and dark humor that have made her books beloved international bestsellers, Wickham introduces a trio of irrepressibly charming women whose adventures will keep listeners riveted through the very last word.
About the Author
MADELEINE WICKHAM is the author of several acclaimed novels, including A Desirable Residence, Swimming Pool Sunday, and Cocktails for Three. As Sophie Kinsella, she has written a number of bestsellers including the Shopaholic series and the recent hardcover Shopaholic & Baby.
Katherine Kellgren has recorded well over 100 audiobooks and won four Audie Awards, three ALA Odyssey Honors, and eight AudioFile Earphones Awards. Katherine has also appeared onstage in London, New York and Frankfurt. She has recorded numerous plays and dramatizations of novels for the radio, including winners of the AudioFile Earphones Award and the Peabody Award. She is a graduate of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. In naming Katherine a “Golden Voice,” AudioFile magazine noted that she is a "marvel with accents...she is definitely a narrator to keep an ear out for."
“Wickham serves up a healthy dose of good-natured witticisms mixed with biting retorts.”
“Deliciously funny...witty and wicked.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[Wickham]...provides a wickedly insightful look at the choices women make between career, children, and relationships.” —Booklist