Sophie Kinsella - Author

About the Author

Sophie Kinsella is an international bestselling writer and former financial journalist.  She is the author of eight number one bestselling novels including the fabulously popular Shopaholic series, the first of which is now the hit Hollywood movie Confessions of a Shopaholic.   She is also the author of several bestselling novels under the name of Madeleine Wickham. She lives in London with her husband and family.

Featured books by Sophie Kinsella

Love Your Life

Love Your Life

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/06/2021

The irresistible new standalone novel from No. 1 bestselling author Sophie Kinsella. I love you . . . but what if I can't love your life? Ava is sick of online dating. She's always trusted her own instincts over an algorithm, anyway, and she wants a break from it all. So when she signs up to a semi-silent, anonymous writing retreat in glorious Italy, love is the last thing on her mind. Until she meets a handsome stranger. . . All she knows is that he's funny, he's kind and - she soon learns - he's great in bed. He's equally smitten, and after a whirlwind, intoxicating affair, they pledge their love without even knowing each other's real names. But when they return home, reality hits. They're both driven mad by each other's weird quirks and annoying habits, from his eccentric, naked-sauna-loving family to her terribly behaved, shirt-shredding dog. As disaster follows disaster, it seems that while they love each other, they just can't love each other's lives. Can they overcome their differences to find one life, together?

I Owe You One

I Owe You One

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/06/2019

The irresistible new standalone from Sophie Kinsella is a story of love, empowerment and an IOU that changes everything . . . Fixie Farr can't help herself. Straightening a crooked object, removing a barely-there stain, helping out a friend . . . she just has to put things right. It's how she got her nickname, after all. So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, Fixie not only agrees, she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank her, the computer's owner, Sebastian, scribbles her an IOU - but of course Fixie never intends to call in the favour. That is, until her teenage crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and needs her help - and Fixie turns to Seb. But things don't go according to plan, and now Fixie owes Seb: big time. Soon the pair are caught up in a series of IOUs - from small favours to life-changing debts - and Fixie is torn between the past she's used to and the future she deserves. Does she have the courage to fix things for herself and fight for the life, and love, she really wants? ***** EVERYBODY LOVES SOPHIE KINSELLA: ***** 'Left me giddy with laughter. I loved it' JOJO MOYES 'Life doesn't get much better than a new Sophie Kinsella novel' RED 'One of the most relatable books I've read in a long time, I couldn't put it down.' LOUISE PENTLAND (SprinkleofGlitter)

Surprise Me

Surprise Me

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2018

NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR Sophie Kinsella's emotionally charged, witty new standalone novel about love and long-term relationship survival - and how those we think we know best can sometimes surprise us the most . . . After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls, and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other's sentences. They have a happy marriage and believe they know everything there is to know about each other. Until it's casually mentioned to them that they could be together for another sixty-eight years... and panic sets in. They quickly decide to create little surprises for each other, to keep their relationship fresh and fun. But in their pursuit of Project Surprise Me - anything from unexpected gifts to restaurant dates to photo shoots - mishaps arise with disastrous and comical results. Gradually, the surprises turn to shocking discoveries. And when a scandal from the past is uncovered, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other after all... ***** EVERYBODY LOVES SOPHIE KINSELLA: ***** 'Left me giddy with laughter. I loved it' JOJO MOYES 'One of the most relatable books I've read in a long time, I couldn't put it down.' LOUISE PENTLAND (SprinkleofGlitter) 'Life doesn't get much better than a new Sophie Kinsella novel' RED

eBooks of the Month
Finding Audrey

Finding Audrey

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Audrey’s family life is reassuringly normal. There’s her Daily Mail reading mum, computer game addicted big brother, and well-meaning dad trying, and generally failing, to say the right thing.  It’s sharply observed comedy, and very funny. Audrey has problems though which make her life different to most teens. She suffers from an anxiety disorder which means any contact with other people, even looking them in the eye, is very difficult. With real understanding and a light touch, the book describes her efforts to cope. Audrey’s tentative relationship with her brother’s friend Linus makes for a very sweet romance, while the story gives full weight to the pressures she’s facing.  Zoella Book Club title Autumn 16. A Letter from the author Sophie Kinsella Dear Reader, As the author of the Shopaholic series, I have always tried to write about contemporary issues that readers will relate to. To my delight, millions of readers across the globe have enjoyed the tales of my debt-ridden heroine, Becky Brandon. I have now taken a new direction with my first Young Adult book, Finding Audrey, which I am excited to introduce to you. Audrey is a teenage girl suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder. She has experienced bullying, and as a result has become virtually a prisoner in her own home. This is the story of her journey to recovery, with the help of a boy named Linus. It’s sad in places, but funny, too, and romantic as only a teen story can be. Audrey has been through a difficult time but she never loses her wit, nor her positive spirit. As a parent of teens myself, I am well aware of the tough issues that they face – from bullying to screen addiction and fledgling relationships. I melded all these issues into the story of a family battling through as best they can. Perhaps that is one of the messages of the book – the curveballs will always come in life, and all we can do is try our best, keep our chins up and stay looking forward. It was a wonderful experience for me to write in a new style, to a new audience. I quite fell in love with the whole Turner family. Part of Audrey’s therapy involves her filming her family for a fly-on-the-wall documentary. The reader gets to ‘see’ the documentary through snippets of film script and this was an exciting new twist for me. I hope that readers find the story of Audrey and her chaotic family a funny and uplifting one. I also hope that it provides reassurance to any young reader – or indeed parent - going through similar problems. Audrey is a brave, charming and resourceful girl and I hope she will inspire my readers as much as she has inspired me. Sophie Kinsella

eBooks of the Month
Shopaholic to the Rescue

Shopaholic to the Rescue

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2016

To Las Vegas ...and beyond! Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is on a major rescue mission! Hollywood was full of surprises, and now she's on a road trip to Las Vegas to help her friends and family. She's determined to get to the bottom of why her dad has mysteriously disappeared, help her best friend Suze and even bond with Alicia Bitch Long-legs (maybe...). As Becky discovers just how much her friends and family need help, she comes up with her biggest, boldest, most brilliant plan yet! So can she save the day just when they need her most? Becky is setting out to make things right in this laugh-out-loud, feel-good conclusion to her American adventure that began with SHOPAHOLIC TO THE STARS.

eBooks of the Month
Shopaholic to the Stars

Shopaholic to the Stars

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2015

Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is in Hollywood ! It's as if all her life has been leading to this moment. She's hanging out with the stars ...or at least she will be, when she finally gets to meet movie superstar Sage Seymour, whom husband Luke is now managing. There's so much to see and do! And getting Minnie through the hurdles for her A-list Hollywood pre-school will require some ...er ...help. Becky sets her heart on a new career - she's going to be a celebrity stylist . Red carpet, here she comes! But Becky soon finds it's tough in Tinseltown. Luckily her best friend Suze comes over to keep her company, and together they embark on the Hollywood insider trail But somehow ...things aren't quite working out as they'd hoped. Then Becky's big chance comes, and it's an opportunity that money can't buy. But will it cost her too much?

eBooks of the Month
Wedding Night

Wedding Night

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Lottie is tired of long-term boyfriends who don't want to commit to marriage. When her old boyfriend Ben reappears and reminds her of their pact to get married if they were both still single at thirty, she jumps at the chance. There will be no dates and no engagement-just a straight wedding march to the altar! Next comes the honeymoon on the Greek island where they first met. But not everyone is thrilled with Lottie and Ben's rushed marriage, and family and friends are determined to intervene. Will Lottie and Ben have a wedding night to remember or one to forget?

eBooks of the Month
I've Got Your Number

I've Got Your Number

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/2013

I've lost it. :( The only thing in the world I wasn't supposed to lose. My engagement ring. It's been in Magnus' family for three generations. And now, the very same day his parents are coming, I've lost it. The very same day. Do not hyperventilate, Poppy. Stay positive!! :) A couple of glasses of bubbly with the girls and Poppy's life has gone into meltdown. Not only has she lost her engagement ring, but in the panic that followed, she's lost her phone too. When she spots an abandoned phone in a bin it seems it was meant to be. Finders Keepers! Except the phone's owner, elusive businessman Sam Roxton, doesn't agree. He wants his phone back, and doesn't appreciate Poppy reading all his messages and wading into his personal life. Can things get any more tangled?

eBooks of the Month
The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic

The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/01/2012

A 2012 World Book Night selection. Meet Rebecca Bloomwood, financial journalist, financial disaster.  She is also one of the most hilarious characters you’ll meet for a long time and one you can truly empathise with.  It is the same book as Confessions of a Shopaholic which was filmed.  Sophie used to write for a slightly older age group under the name of Madeleine Wickham.  I love her books too! A "Piece of Passion" from the publisher... ‘When Becky Bloomwood burst into our lives in The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic it was a breath of fresh air. Here was a heroine that we could actually relate to (and who made us all feel a little better about our secret spending habits). Laugh-out-loud funny, clever, touching, and always fabulous, the Shopaholic series has gone on to become THE must have purchase for women everywhere.'  Sophie Holmes, Transworld Digital

eBooks of the Month
Twenties Girl

Twenties Girl

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/01/2010

A Lovereading member is such a fan of Sophies book that she sent in the review below. We liked it so much we decided to publish the whole review - and get an Opening Extract of the book as well. ------- Twenties Girl – Sophie Kinsella Twenties Girl is a light hearted, feel good read that is a typical Kinsella delight. It has the characters you grow to love and feel you have known all your life, along with the storylines that you can completely relate to and understand. However, this story had a quirky twist which sets it apart from all other novels of a similar, ‘chick-lit’ genre.   The main character, Lara is a loveable if slightly ditzy young twenty something professional who, like many women of a similar age wants it all: the perfect job, the perfect boy and the perfect life. It seems though that she does not always make the best decisions for herself which sometimes lead her life in the total opposite direction than she hopes for. It is only when the second main character of the story, Sadie comes into the picture that Lara begins to change her life around and in fact start to become the woman she hoped to be, without even realising so to begin with.   The twist of the story is that Sadie is actually a ghost. A ghost that has unfinished business to attend to and recruits Lara, her great Niece to help with this matter. This is where the true comedy element of the story comes alive. Sadie uses Lara to do all the things she didn’t get the chance to do, or those things she misses doing now that she, well, is no longer alive to do them! To begin with, Sadie seems like a pushy, quite annoying character, but the further into the story you go, the more you will enjoy this unlikely loveable relationship that is forming between a great Aunt and her Niece who never really knew each other when they were both alive! In fact, no one in Lara’s family seemed to know much about this great Aunt, which is possibly the reason Lara feels the need to help Sadie.   The guilt of not knowing a family member then attending her funeral without really knowing anything about her. It has to be said that there were definitely many laugh out loud moments in this story, mainly being the many ‘favours’ Sadie asks Lara to do for her which included dressing as though she was in the 20’s with the full hair, makeup and dancing 20’s style. Lara had to do this in a very modern London, so it was clearly an uncomfortable experience for Lara but gave the reader a sense of heart-warming and happiness along with a good laugh or two along the way! There was however a meaning behind Sadie coming back and asking for the help of her Niece Lara, and it all focuses on a necklace that Sadie lost sometime during her life and she needs it back before she can be properly laid to rest. In the search for this necklace, Lara is left in some pretty odd and , sometimes risky situations; all of which made the story more interesting and gave the book a, ‘can’t put me down’ feeling!   So for those that normally love the ‘chick-lit’ style, this will be a definite must read, as it oozes all the characteristics of a great Kinsella story. And for those that usually wouldn’t go for a girly feel good read then this book could still be for you. It had twists and turns and unexpected things happened to keep the reader firmly gripped right until the last page! For all those wanting that perfect summer read, then this could be just what you’re looking for! - Sarah Ford

eBooks of the Month
Confessions of a Shopaholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2009

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Confessions of a Shopaholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2009

Shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Film of the Year Award 2010.   Rebecca Bloomwood is a financial journalist in New York City. She spends her working life telling others how to manage their money but is addicted to shopping. Retail therapy is the answer to all her problems. Can Becky ever escape from this dream world and find true love?   Confessions of a Shopaholic  has been made into a film by Touchstone Pictures and starring Isla Fisher & Hugh Dancy.

eBooks of the Month
Confessions of a Shopaholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2009

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Confessions of a Shopaholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2009

Shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Film of the Year Award 2010.   Rebecca Bloomwood is a financial journalist in New York City. She spends her working life telling others how to manage their money but is addicted to shopping. Retail therapy is the answer to all her problems. Can Becky ever escape from this dream world and find true love?   Confessions of a Shopaholic  has been made into a film by Touchstone Pictures and starring Isla Fisher & Hugh Dancy.

eBooks of the Month
The Undomestic Goddess

The Undomestic Goddess

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback (b Format) Release Date: 02/01/2006

A book to lap up in one go, giggling all the way. Sophie is such a clever author, she is easy to read, writes well and you really can’t second guess the conclusion. Full of funny incidents yet totally heart-warming too, she is in a class of her own. Very highly recommended.Comparison: Alexandra Potter, Carmen Reid, Maria Beaumont.Similar this month: None but try Elizabeth Noble.

eBooks of the Month
Shopaholic and Sister

Shopaholic and Sister

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/01/2005

Hugely entertaining romp involving shopaholic Becky who meets her long-lost sister, a shopahater.

eBooks of the Month
Shopaholic and Baby

Shopaholic and Baby

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2001

Becky's life is blooming! She's working at London's newest fashion store The Look, house-hunting with husband Luke (her secret wish is a Shoe Room)...and she's pregnant! She couldn't be more overjoyed - especially since discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. Everything has got to be perfect for her baby: from the designer nursery...to the latest, coolest pram...to the celebrity, must-have obstetrician. But when the celebrity obstetrician turns out to be her husband Luke's glamorous, intellectual ex-girlfriend, Becky's perfect world starts to crumble. She's shopping for two...but are there three in her marriage?

Mini Shopaholic

Mini Shopaholic

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Ebook Release Date: 21/09/2010

Sophie Kinsella has dazzled readers with her irresistible Shopaholic novelssensational international bestsellers that have garnered millions of devoted fans and catapulted her into the first rank of contemporary storytellers. Now her beloved heroine Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) returns in a hilarious tale of married life, toddlerhood, and the perils of trying to give a fabulous surprise partyon a budget!Becky Brandon thought motherhood would be a breeze and that having a daughter was a dream come true: a shopping friend for life! But it's trickier than she thought. Two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping.Minnie creates havoc everywhere she goes, from Harrods to her own christening. Her favorite word is ';Mine!' and she's even trying to get into eBay! On top of everything else, Becky and Luke are still living with her parents (the deal on house #4 has fallen through), when suddenly there's a huge financial crisis. With people having to ';cut back,' Becky decides to throw a surprise party for Luke to cheer everyone up. But when costs start to spiral out of control, she must decide whether to accept help from an unexpected sourceand therefore run the risk of hurting the person she loves. Will Becky be able to pull off the celebration of the year? Will she and Luke ever find a home of their own? Will Minnie ever learn to behave? And . . . most important . . . will Becky's secret wishes ever come true?From the Hardcover edition.

eBooks of the Month
Christmas Shopaholic

Christmas Shopaholic

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Celebrate Christmas with the ultimate Shopaholic! A Sunday Times bestseller. Longlisted for the Comedy Women In Print Prize 2020 The brilliant laugh-out-loud festive novel from the Number One bestselling author. Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) adores Christmas. It's always the same - Mum and Dad hosting, carols playing, Mum pretending she made the Christmas pudding, and the next-door neighbours coming round for sherry in their terrible festive jumpers. And now it's even easier with online bargain-shopping sites - if you spend enough you even get free delivery. Sorted! But this year looks set to be different. Unable to resist the draw of craft beer and smashed avocado, Becky's parents are moving to ultra-trendy Shoreditch and have asked Becky if she'll host Christmas this year. What could possibly go wrong? With sister Jess demanding a vegan turkey, husband Luke determined that he just wants aftershave again, and little Minnie insisting on a very specific picnic hamper - surely Becky can manage all this, as well as the surprise appearance of an old boyfriend and his pushy new girlfriend, whose motives are far from clear . . . Will chaos ensue, or will Becky manage to bring comfort and joy to Christmas? ***** EVERYBODY LOVES CHRISTMAS SHOPAHOLIC: ***** 'Becky and Christmas is just the perfect combination, and this book is funnier and more loveable than ever' Jenny Colgan 'A perfect Christmas read, laced with humor, with plenty to empathise with. A joyful, funny novel' Catherine Alliott 'As sparkly as a Christmas tree and full of festive joy, this one's a total cracker' Lucy Diamond 'A brilliant, laugh-out-loud read' Woman's Weekly

Audiobooks of the Month

Other books by Sophie Kinsella

The Party Crasher

The Party Crasher

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2021

The Talbots are having one last party at their family home. But Effie hasn't been invited . . . Effie's still not over her parents splitting up a year ago. Her dad and his new girlfriend are posting their PDAs all over Instagram - and no one should have to deal with photos of their dad with the hashtags #viagraworks and #sexinyoursixties. Now they're selling the beloved family home and holding a 'house-cooling' party. When Effie receives only a last-minute 'anti-invitation', she decides to give it a miss. Until she remembers her precious Russian dolls, safely tucked away up a chimney. She'll have to go back for them - but not as a guest. She'll just creep in, grab the dolls and make a swift exit. No one will know she was ever there. Of course, nothing goes to plan. Not only does Effie bump into her ex-boyfriend (who she's very much not over), she can't find the dolls. And as she secretly clambers around dusty attics, hides under tables and mournfully eyes up the dessert table, she discovers unexpected truths about her family - and even about herself. With time (and hiding places) running out, Effie starts to wonder if she'd be better off simply crashing the party. Perhaps that's the only way to find out what's really going on with her family...

Penguin Readers Level 3: The Secret Dreamworld Of A Shopaholic (ELT Graded Reader)

Penguin Readers Level 3: The Secret Dreamworld Of A Shopaholic (ELT Graded Reader)

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/05/2021

Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Visit the Penguin Readers website Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys. Becky lives with her rich friend, Suze. Suze and her friends have lots of money, and they eat in expensive restaurants. Becky does not have as much money as Suze. Becky knows that she should stop spending money, but she can't stop shopping.

Love Your Life

Love Your Life

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/10/2020

'As close to perfect as romantic comedies get' Jenny Colgan The irresistible new standalone novel from No. 1 bestselling author Sophie Kinsella. I love you . . . but what if I can't love your life? Ava is sick of online dating. She's always trusted her own instincts over an algorithm, anyway, and she wants a break from it all. So when she signs up to a semi-silent, anonymous writing retreat in glorious Italy, love is the last thing on her mind. Until she meets a handsome stranger. . . All she knows is that he's funny, he's kind and - she soon learns - he's great in bed. He's equally smitten, and after a whirlwind, intoxicating affair, they pledge their love without even knowing each other's real names. But when they return home, reality hits. They're both driven mad by each other's weird quirks and annoying habits, from his eccentric, naked-sauna-loving family to her terribly behaved, shirt-shredding dog. As disaster follows disaster, it seems that while they love each other, they just can't love each other's lives. Can they overcome their differences to find one life, together? ***** EVERYBODY LOVES SOPHIE KINSELLA: ***** 'Left me giddy with laughter. I loved it' JOJO MOYES 'Life doesn't get much better than a new Sophie Kinsella novel' RED 'Fast, furious and fabulous fun' WOMAN & HOME

Love Your Life

Love Your Life

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

'AS CLOSE TO PERFECT AS ROMANTIC COMEDIES GET' Jenny Colgan The irresistible new standalone novel from No. 1 bestselling author Sophie Kinsella. I love you . . . but what if I can't love your life? Ava is sick of online dating. She's always trusted her own instincts over an algorithm, anyway, and she wants a break from it all. So when she signs up to a semi-silent, anonymous writing retreat in glorious Italy, love is the last thing on her mind. Until she meets a handsome stranger. . . All she knows is that he's funny, he's kind and - she soon learns - he's great in bed. He's equally smitten, and after a whirlwind, intoxicating affair, they pledge their love without even knowing each other's real names. But when they return home, reality hits. They're both driven mad by each other's weird quirks and annoying habits, from his eccentric, naked-sauna-loving family to her terribly behaved, shirt-shredding dog. As disaster follows disaster, it seems that while they love each other, they just can't love each other's lives. Can they overcome their differences to find one life, together? 'Fabulous escapism' Daily Mail 'A joyful, hilarious and heart-warming tale of the challenges we face when we sign up to be part of someone else's life' Beth O'Leary ***** EVERYBODY LOVES SOPHIE KINSELLA: ***** 'Left me giddy with laughter. I loved it' JOJO MOYES 'Life doesn't get much better than a new Sophie Kinsella novel' RED 'Fast, furious and fabulous fun' WOMAN & HOME

Christmas Shopaholic

Christmas Shopaholic

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/2020

Celebrate Christmas with the ultimate Shopaholic! The brilliant laugh-out-loud festive novel from the Number One bestselling author. Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) adores Christmas. It's always the same - Mum and Dad hosting, carols playing, Mum pretending she made the Christmas pudding, and the next-door neighbours coming round for sherry in their terrible festive jumpers. And now it's even easier with online bargain-shopping sites - if you spend enough you even get free delivery. Sorted! But this year looks set to be different. Unable to resist the draw of craft beer and smashed avocado, Becky's parents are moving to ultra-trendy Shoreditch and have asked Becky if she'll host Christmas this year. What could possibly go wrong? With sister Jess demanding a vegan turkey, husband Luke determined that he just wants aftershave again, and little Minnie insisting on a very specific picnic hamper - surely Becky can manage all this, as well as the surprise appearance of an old boyfriend and his pushy new girlfriend, whose motives are far from clear . . . Will chaos ensue, or will Becky manage to bring comfort and joy to Christmas?

Audiobooks of the Month
Mummy Fairy and Me: Mermaid Magic

Mummy Fairy and Me: Mermaid Magic

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/03/2020

The perfect story to read together with your little one! My mummy looks normal, like any other mummy . . . but she's not. Because she can turn into a fairy. All she has to do is stamp her feet three times, clap her hands, wiggle her bottom and say 'Marshmallow' . . . and POOF! She's Mummy Fairy. Ella's family has a BIG secret - her mummy is a fairy! But sometimes Mummy Fairy's magic goes wrong, and then it's up to Ella to help. In this book of enchanting adventures, Mummy Fairy and Ella decorate the kitchen with magic colouring pencils, catch a robber on Ella's school trip - and swim with real mermaids! The fourth book in this magical series for 5-7 year olds, from global bestselling author Sophie Kinsella.

Mummy Fairy and Me: Unicorn Wishes

Mummy Fairy and Me: Unicorn Wishes

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/03/2019

The perfect book to read together with your little one! My mummy looks normal, like any other mummy . . . but she's not. Because she can turn into a fairy. All she has to do is stamp her feet three times, clap her hands, wiggle her bottom and say 'Marshmallow' . . . and POOF! She's Mummy Fairy. Ella's family has a big secret - her mummy is a fairy! But sometimes Mummy Fairy's magic goes wrong, and it's up to Ella to help... In this third book of adventures about Mummy Fairy and Ella, you'll find: Flying cars Enchanted ballet shoes A unicorn in the kitchen And Ella's very own magical wardrobe! The third magical book in this wonderful series for 5-7 year olds, from global bestselling author Sophie Kinsella.

I Owe You One

I Owe You One

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2019

---------------------------------------------------------------- The Number One Sunday Times Bestseller 'A gem of a novel' JODI PICOULT The irresistible new standalone from Sophie Kinsella is a story of love, empowerment and an IOU that changes everything . . . Fixie Farr can't help herself. Straightening a crooked object, removing a barely-there stain, helping out a friend . . . she just has to put things right. It's how she got her nickname, after all. So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, Fixie not only agrees, she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank her, the computer's owner, Sebastian, scribbles her an IOU - but of course Fixie never intends to call in the favour. That is, until her teenage crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and needs her help - and Fixie turns to Seb. But things don't go according to plan, and now Fixie owes Seb: big time. Soon the pair are caught up in a series of IOUs - from small favours to life-changing debts - and Fixie is torn between the past she's used to and the future she deserves. Does she have the courage to fix things for herself and fight for the life, and love, she really wants? ***** EVERYBODY LOVES SOPHIE KINSELLA: ***** 'A shot of pure joy' JENNY COLGAN 'Left me giddy with laughter. I loved it' JOJO MOYES 'Life doesn't get much better than a new Sophie Kinsella novel' RED

Mummy Fairy and Me: Fairy-in-Waiting

Mummy Fairy and Me: Fairy-in-Waiting

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/08/2018

The perfect story to read together with your little one. My mummy looks normal, like any other mummy . . . but she's not. Because she can turn into a fairy. She just has to shut her eyes tight, say 'Marshmallow' . . . and POOF! She's Mummy Fairy. Ella's family has a big secret - her mummy is a fairy! She can do amazing spells with her computawand. Only, sometimes the spells go a bit wrong, and that's when Ella steps in to the rescue. In this brand-new book of magical adventures, there are very naughty monkeys, a swimming pool filled with ice cream, and the best birthday party ever - complete with giant cakes and fairy dust. And after so much fun and adventure, will Ella get her wish and become a magical fairy, just like her mum? The second book in this magical series for 5-7 year olds, from global bestselling author Sophie Kinsella.

Surprise Me

Surprise Me

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2018

NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR Sophie Kinsella's emotionally charged, witty new standalone novel about love and long-term relationship survival - and how those we think we know best can sometimes surprise us the most . . . After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls, and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other's sentences. They have a happy marriage and believe they know everything there is to know about each other. Until it's casually mentioned to them that they could be together for another sixty-eight years... and panic sets in. They quickly decide to create little surprises for each other, to keep their relationship fresh and fun. But in their pursuit of Project Surprise Me - anything from unexpected gifts to restaurant dates to photo shoots - mishaps arise with disastrous and comical results. Gradually, the surprises turn to shocking discoveries. And when a scandal from the past is uncovered, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other after all... ***** EVERYBODY LOVES SOPHIE KINSELLA: ***** 'Left me giddy with laughter. I loved it' JOJO MOYES 'One of the most relatable books I've read in a long time, I couldn't put it down.' LOUISE PENTLAND (SprinkleofGlitter) 'Life doesn't get much better than a new Sophie Kinsella novel' RED

Mi vida (no del todo) perfecta

Mi vida (no del todo) perfecta

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Ebook Release Date: 19/03/2018

La vida no siempre es tan perfecta como muestra nuestro muro de Instagram. Parece que Katie Brenner tiene una vida perfecta: un apartamento en Londres, un trabajo glamuroso y un muro de Instagram de lo ms envidiable; pero las cosas no son como parecen. Lo cierto es que vive en una habitacin de alquiler donde apenas cabe su ropa, tiene un trabajo mediocre y la vida que refleja en Instagram no es realmente la suya. Y todo puede empeorar. Su vida (no tan) perfecta se vendr abajo cuando su jefa vaya a por ella, la despida y Katie no tenga ms remedio que regresar al campo de donde procede y poner en marcha un nuevo negocio, un glamping, un camping glamuroso. Pero no contaba con que una de sus primeras clientas ser su exjefa ni con todas las incgnitas que esa visita va a detonar. "e;Sophie Kinsella mantiene el pulso a la cultura actual y hace que me ra a carcajada limpia. Me encanta."e;Jojo MoyesImpulsada por las ingeniosas observaciones de Katie y sus numerosos errores mientras intenta conciliar distintos aspectos de su identidad, esta novela es brillantemente satrica y entretenida."e;Publishers Weekly"e;Una autntica maravilla cmica. Rpida, furiosa y fabulosamente divertida."e;Woman & Home"e;Esta es la Kinsella de siempre, con momentos de carcajada, con una herona domstica, pero atractiva y con un gran lado romntico. Perfecto."e;Closer

Mummy Fairy and Me

Mummy Fairy and Me

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Ebook Release Date: 22/02/2018

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Mummy Fairy and Me written and read by Sophie Kinsella. Hello. Im called Ella Brook and I live in a town called Cherrywood. I have blue eyes and dark brown hair. My best friends at school are Tom and Lenka. My worst enemy is Zoe. And then there is my mummy. She looks normal, like any other mummy . . . but shes not. Because she can turn into a fairy. She just has to shut her eyes tight, say Marshmallow . . . and POOF! Shes Mummy Fairy. Ellas family have a big secret . . . her mummy is a fairy! She can do amazing spells with her computawand to make delicious cupcakes, create the perfect birthday party and cause chaos at the supermarket. But sometimes the spells go a bit wrong and thats when Ella comes to the rescue! Magic and mayhem in this sweet and funny new series for 5-7 year olds from global bestselling author Sophie Kinsella.

Surprise Me

Surprise Me

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Ebook Release Date: 13/02/2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *;A witty and emotionally charged novel that delves into the heart of a marriage, and how those we love and think we know best can sometimes surprise us the most';A delightful take on the mixed blessings of marital longevity.'People After ten years together, Sylvie and Dan have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, and beautiful twin girls, and they communicate so seamlessly they finish each other's sentences. They have a happy marriage and believe they know everything there is to know about each other. Until it's casually mentioned to them that they could be together for another sixty-eight years . . . and panic sets in. They decide to bring surprises into their marriage to keep it fresh and fun. But in their pursuit of Project Surprise Mefrom unexpected gifts to restaurant dates to sexy photo shootsmishaps arise, with disastrous and comical results. Gradually, surprises turn to shocking truths. And when a scandal from the past is uncovered, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other at all. With a colorful cast of eccentric characters, razor-sharp observations, and her signature wit and charm, Sophie Kinsella presents a humorous yet moving portrait of a marriageits intricacies, comforts, and complications. Surprise Me reveals that hidden layers in a close relationship are often yet to be discovered.Praise for Surprise Me';Genuinely funny.'The New York Times Book Review ';Unexpected and wholly satisfying.'USA Today';In her signature fashion, Sophie Kinsella brings a cast of quirky, funny characters to this new work. [She] keeps the laughs coming. . . . Readers will follow the story with bated breath as the couple struggle to make their marriage right after everything they thought they knew about each other proves wrong.'Library Journal ';Heartfelt . . . What at first seems like a light novel about familiar woes turns into a deeper story about trust, family, and perception.'Publishers Weekly ';Winsome and zesty, Kinsella's latest delivers all the hallmarks her many fans have come to expect.'Booklist ';Pure fun . . . a hilariously moving look at marriage and the power of mixing things up.'Kirkus Reviews

Fairy Mom and Me #1

Fairy Mom and Me #1

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Ebook Release Date: 02/01/2018

Fans of Sophie Kinsella's sparkling humor will love her first ever illustrated series for young readers about the charming adventures of a mother-daughter fairy duo!Ella Brook can't wait to grow up, because one day she will become a fairy and have her own sparkly wings and a teacher on Fairy Tube, just like her mom! Until then, Ella has to learn by watching her mom in action. But sometimes spells go wrong, and Ella's mom can never seem to remember the right magic codes on her Computawand. A lot of the time, it's up to Ella to come to the rescue. Does she have what it takes to be a fairy one day? Or will there be more glitches than glitter?

My Not So Perfect Life

My Not So Perfect Life

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Katie Brenner has the perfect life: a flat in London, a glamorous job, and a super-cool Instagram feed. OK, so the truth is that she rents a tiny room with no space for a wardrobe, has a hideous commute to a lowly admin job, and the life she shares on Instagram isn't really hers. But one day her dreams are bound to come true, aren't they? Until her not-so-perfect life comes crashing down when her mega-successful boss Demeter gives her the sack. All Katie's hopes are shattered. She has to move home to Somerset, where she helps her dad with his new glamping business. Then Demeter and her family book in for a holiday, and Katie sees her chance. But should she get revenge on the woman who ruined her dreams - or try to get her job back? Does Demeter - the woman who has everything - actually have such an idyllic life herself? Maybe they have more in common than it seems. And what's wrong with not-so-perfect, anyway? Everybody loves Sophie Kinsella: I almost cried with laughter Daily Mail Hilarious . . . you'll laugh and gasp on every page Jenny Colgan Properly mood-altering . . . funny, fast and farcical. I loved it Jojo Moyes A superb tale. Five stars! Heat

My Not So Perfect Life

My Not So Perfect Life

Author: Sophie Kinsella Format: Ebook Release Date: 07/02/2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *; Part love story, part workplace drama, this sharply observed novel is a witty critique of the false judgments we make in a social-media-obsessed world. New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella has written her most timely novel yet. Everywhere Katie Brenner looks, someone else is living the life she longs for, particularly her boss, Demeter Farlowe. Demeter is brilliant and creative, lives with her perfect family in a posh townhouse, and wears the coolest clothes. Katie's life, meanwhile, is a daily strugglefrom her dismal rental to her oddball flatmates to the tense office politics she's trying to negotiate.No wonder Katie takes refuge in not-quite-true Instagram posts, especially as she's desperate to make her dad proud. Then, just as she's finding her feetnot to mention a possible new romancethe worst happens. Demeter fires Katie. Shattered but determined to stay positive, Katie retreats to her family's farm in Somerset to help them set up a vacation business. London has never seemed so far awayuntil Demeter unexpectedly turns up as a guest. Secrets are spilled and relationships rejiggered, and as the stakes for Katie's future get higher, she must question her own assumptions about what makes for a truly meaningful life. Sophie Kinsella is celebrated for her vibrant, relatable characters and her great storytelling gifts. Now she returns with all of the wit, warmth, and wisdom that are the hallmarks of her bestsellers to spin this fresh, modern story about presenting the perfect life when the reality is far from the truth.Praise for My Not So Perfect Life';A sparkling, witty novel about social media and the stories we tell ourselves.'People (Book of the Week)';The soul of this book concerns female friendship. . . . What ensues has a touch of real wisdom [and] will satisfy Kinsella diehards as well as new readers.'The Washington Post';You'll relate hard and root harder for Londoner Katie, whose quarterlife crisis feels even worse thanks to the Insta-perfect people all around her.'Cosmopolitan';A joy to read . . . Themes of friendship, love and living your true life rise to the top.'USA Today';[There are ] many laugh-out-loud hilarious moments in this feel-goodnovel about social mediaand personal branding, and the hectic realities behind our perfect online lives.'Bustle ';Pure escapist fun.'PopSugar';Sophie Kinsella keeps her finger on the cultural pulse, while leaving me giddy with laughter. I loved it.'Jojo Moyes';Katie is a winning heroine. . . . Kinsella creates characters that are well-rounded, quirky, and a complete joy to read.'Kirkus Reviews (starred review)';Driven by Katie's witty observations and numerous missteps as she attempts to reconcile various aspects of her identity, this novel is smartly satirical and entertaining.'Publishers Weekly ';Another outstanding novel . . . a perfect combination of fun, laughable moments rounded out with some deep-seated family and relationship issues.'Booklist