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That would explain a lot. Every type of cliche you can think of us present: Follow us on Twitter: Occasionally, she can also be found in the kitchen making cakes. She is glad to welcome Stephen She lives in London with her husband and children. Couldnt relate to a single character. When the first ball is served, it signals the start of two days of revelations, shocks, the arrival of an unwanted guest and the realisation that the weekend is about anything but tennis.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. She is best known for writing a popular series of chick-lit novels. As the first ball is served over the net so begins two days of Pimms, tantrums, flirtation, deviousness and shock revelations. The Shopaholic novels series focuses on the misadventures of Becky Bloomwood, a financial journalist who cannot manage her own finances.

I have a few more MW books but if they don’t grab me quickly I shall tar them with the same brush – pointless, boring, waste of time. Jul 30, Keely rated it really liked it Shelves: Contact Follow us on Twitter: I wonder how one and the same person can write books that are so different: Not a brilliant book to read, very poor story compared to her other books. It’s basically a novel about a group of “wealthy” plebs that get together for a tennis match, act like wankers and treat each other like pricks.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The media covers that topic constantly and I don’t find that entertaining. Lists with This Book. Twitter updates An intriguing profile. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Tsnnis read this one in 2 days.

It was a wlckham slow for me and didn’t have as much British humor as Wickham’s other books. The only reason it took me that long was because my commute to work by train is much faster and once I arrive at work – of course I have to put it away – until my commute back home.

Recriminations are exchanged all around before this houseparty from hell adjourns for the weekend. A young English writer’s debut assembles a nasty gang of upwardly mobile friends at a houseparty in the British countryside- -and lets them at one another’s throats over tennis and cocktails. I have read several books by Madeleine Wickham and have yet to read one that I did not like.

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Anne, your review made me wickjam. The wealthy entrepreneur Patrick and his not-so-upwardly mobile wife Caroline are hosting three couples for a sort of house party, ostensibly to If you would like to quote MORE than words, please ask us first via the email address in the Contact details. Although it was very clear what was going to happen.

Anne Brooke lives in Surrey, UK, and writes in a variety of genres, including gay erotic romance, fantasy, comedy, thrillers, biblical fiction and the occasional chicklit novel.

I quite enjoyed this one, and would have loved to be a “fly on the wall” at this weekend tennis party. I thought the old girlfriend who turned up was interesting until she turned out to be a user.


Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc. The finals of the tournament turn into a verbal melee as Stephen realizes he’s been had by Patrick, and Cressida finds out about Charles’s infidelity. Jan 08, Zaneta Matuska rated it did not like it. Gemma Townley is her sister.

At their country estate, Patrick Chance and his wife host a weekend tennis party of six two couples, plus a widower and his daughter that “comes to an unseemly end.

Lisa Glass December 14, It took me a while to get in to this book if I am honest, I paety a bit bored until I got to halfway and then things started to make sense and I began to enjoy it.

Overall, a fun and enjoyable read.

While the couples’ children amuse themselves with pony rides and rehearsals for a play, the adults suffer a series hhe personal revelations and crises. Educated at New College, Oxford, she worked as a financial journalist before turning to fiction.

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Dec 04, Cat Jo rated it did not like it Shelves: The women were, on the whole, only marginally better: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Sam – Sam’s blog: I read the swimming pool Sunday, and I liked the ending. The Qickham Party by Madeleine Wickham:

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