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The Gatecrasher

by Madeleine Wickham

The Gatecrasher by Madeleine Wickham
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2007
    304 pages
    Genre: Novels

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With the help of The Times announcements page she gatecrashes the funerals of the wealthy, preying on rich vulnerable men. She charms her way into their lives and onto their platinum cards, takes what she can and then moves swiftly on.

But when Fleur becomes involved with Richard, she finds herself lingering longer than she meant to, becoming involved in the family – and soon it becomes clear that she is not the only one after his money.

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"Wickham...creates memorable characters who are as unpredictable and multifaceted as they are stylish. While the quick wrapup misses a cue, this novel is still jolly fun." - PW.

"Wickham's...characters move with the studied grace of Jane Austen's upper class, and her plot is perfect for a made-for-TV movie. Readers will be both touched and entertained." - Library Journal.

"Wickham...unfolds [complications] in her most decorously naughty fashion." - Kirkus.

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Enjoyed this book. First I've read by this author. Nice light holiday read. However, don't know if I've misunderstood something, but early in the book Emily tells Gillian baby is due in the December but later on in the book Antony says his star sign is Aries. Please can anyone clarify this for me ?? Thanks

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Madeleine Wickham is the author of several acclaimed novels, including A Desirable Residence, Cocktails for Three, and Sleeping Arrangements. 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.

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