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Subject: new madeline weckham book
Date Posted: 10/15/2007 7:16 PM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2006
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Has anyone read this new one ( sophia kinsella is her other name)? I saw it at target today!

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 7:19 PM ET
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I geuss it came out in July..how I didnt see it is beyond me  LOL

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 7:37 PM ET
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So Madeline Weckham and Sophia Kinsella are the same person? I didn't know that. Thanks for the info.

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 2:54 AM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2007
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Are you talking about The Gate Crashers? Or does she have a newer one?!?!  I have it wishlisted and I'm pretty close to being No. 1! I can't wait to read it. She's got an earlier one as well ... Cocktails for Three.

Date Posted: 10/17/2007 10:08 AM ET
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Yes it was gate chrashers! I had cocktails for 3..I see there are several other books under this name....tennis party, wedding girl, swimming pool sunday...has anyone read any of these?

Date Posted: 10/18/2007 5:39 PM ET
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I have a couple of hers that I got after I found out they were the same person but haven't read them yet. I'm interested to see the difference if any in writing styles.

Date Posted: 10/19/2007 6:55 PM ET
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It's actually not a new book. It was written in 2000. It was re-released in 2007. I read Cocktails for Three and I did not like it as much as the books she has written under the name Sophie Kinsella. I don't know why it would make a difference - it's the same person writing them.

Date Posted: 10/19/2007 7:27 PM ET
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I totally agree Kristin,  same author yet her books under Madeline bore me to tears, and I can't get enough of Sophie K's books.


Date Posted: 10/29/2007 11:03 PM ET
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Interesting.  I have the exact opposite opinion -- I love the Madeline Wickham books and have a hard time with the Sophie Kinsella books.  I read Cocktails for Three and just loved it.  I could really identify with several of the characters, and I have a really hard time identifying with the Shopaholic character.  When I learned that MW and SK were the same person, I was really surprised.  I immediately added all of MW books to my wish list. 

Date Posted: 11/5/2007 8:18 PM ET
Member Since: 10/24/2007
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I'm reading Cocktails for Three right now...by Madeleine Wickham (Sophie Kinsella).  It's surprisingly good.  It's a hard bound copy.  I'll post it when I'm finished.

Date Posted: 11/7/2007 1:18 PM ET
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I'm a huge fan of Sophie Kinsella and have been wondering if I would like the Madeleine Wickham books. They seem like they are much more serious books. Is that right?