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Sophie Kinsella

A pseudonym used by Madeleine Wickham

Sophie Kinsella is a pseudonym that Madeleine Wickham started using once she published Confessions of a Shopaholic. Although Wickham had previously published seven other books under her real name, her Kinsella books were much more popular, so she has stuck with the pseudonym. All of her books fall into the genre "chick lit" -- light, humorous books about modern women and their misadventures in life and love.

Genres: Romance, Children's Fiction, Young Adult Romance
   1. The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (2000)
     aka Confessions Of A Shopaholic
   2. Shopaholic Abroad (2001)
     aka Shopaholic Takes Manhattan
   3. Shopaholic Ties the Knot (2002)
   3.5. Shopaholic on Honeymoon (2014)
   4. Shopaholic and Sister (2004)
   5. Shopaholic and Baby (2007)
   6. Mini-Shopaholic (2010)
   7. Shopaholic to the Stars (2014)
   8. Shopaholic to the Rescue (2015)
   9. Christmas Shopaholic (2019)
Mummy Fairy and Me / Fairy Mom and Me
   1. Mummy Fairy and Me (2018)
     aka Fairy Mom and Me
   2. Fairy in Waiting (2018)
   3. Unicorn Wishes (2019)
     aka Fairy Unicorn Wishes
   4. Fairy Mermaid Magic (2020)
Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award Best Novel nominee (2006) : The Undomestic Goddess

Sophie Kinsella recommends
Fabulous Nobodies (1989)
Lee Tulloch
"I was glued to this book! Really is such a funny, sharp, fabulous character... and I want her frocks!"
Just Friends (2000)
Robyn Sisman
"Just Friends is a zinger of a book, sparkling with wit, full of twists, and utterly romantic. I loved it."
Do You Remember the First Time? (2004)
Jenny Colgan
"The Boy I Loved Before is a triumph."
Little Lady, Big Apple (2006)
(Little Lady Agency, book 2)
Hester Browne
"What a delicious, witty story, I loved it!"
Pick Me Up (2006)
Zoë Rice
"Clever, witty, and fun!"
The Ex-boyfriend's Handbook (2006)
(Ed & Dan, book 1)
Matt Dunn
"A hilarious insight into the male mind."
Class (2008)
(Maggie , book 1)
Jane Beaton (Jenny Colgan)
"I love this book! It's funny, page-turning and addictive . . . just like Mallory Towers for grown-ups."
Moonlight in Odessa (2009)
Janet Skeslien Charles
"Fantastically quirky, wry and funny."
Chocolate Wishes (2010)
(Lancashire, book 4)
Trisha Ashley
"Full of down-to-earth humour."
Scandalous (2010)
Tilly Bagshawe
"Total escapist, self-indulgent pleasure."
The Rosie Project (2013)
(Don Tillman, book 1)
Graeme Simsion
"I couldn’t put this book down. It’s one of the most quirky and endearing romances I’ve ever read. I laughed the whole way through. And now I want to meet Don!"
The Time of Our Lives (2014)
Jane Costello
"Funny, sexy and moving = a hilarious holiday romp with a heart. I loved it."
The Reluctant Elf (2014)
Michele Gorman
"So engaging and witty."
The Snow Baby (2014)
Chrissie Manby
"Entertaining, clever and very funny!"
Summer Secrets (2015)
Jane Green
"Warm, witty, sharp and insightful. Jane Green writes with such honesty and zing."
The Butterfly Summer (2016)
Harriet Evans
"Heart-stopping and wonderful . . . an epic, sweeping, romantic story told brilliantly."
About Last Night . . . (2017)
Catherine Alliott
"A huge treat. Hilarious yet poignant."
Wilde Like Me (2017)
(Robin Wilde, book 1)
Louise Pentland
"A warm and engaging debut . . . [Robin Wilde is a] chatty, winning yet poignant heroine."
Where The Light Gets In (2018)
Lucy Dillon
"Satisfying and clever and deeply moving."
The Girl in the Letter (2018)
Emily Gunnis
"Compelling, twisty, heart-wrenching and thought-provoking. A novel that stays with you."
Him (2018)
Clare Empson
"Gripping and kept me guessing - and so emotionally true."
Not Just for Christmas (2018)
Natalie Cox
"Such a funny, sparky book... An ideal read for anyone who is a fan of Christmas or dogs - or both!"
Half a World Away (2019)
Mike Gayle
"Mike Gayle has such a talent for delving into hearts, minds and contemporary issues. Half a World Away is supremely poignant, uplifting and heartwarming in equal measure - as well as being a real page-turner."
The Giver of Stars (2019)
Jojo Moyes
"What a wonderful novel. The Giver of Stars is the most sweeping, dramatic, richly evocative book, full of brilliantly feisty women. I whipped through the pages, utterly agog, pretty much feeling as though I was on a horse in 1930s Kentucky myself."
It Started with a Secret (2020)
Jill Mansell
"A little blast of sunshine-uplifting, heart-warming and supremely feel-good."
The Authenticity Project (2020)
Clare Pooley
"A clever, uplifting book that entertains and makes you think."
If Only (2020)
Kate Eberlen
"This is such a witty, poignant, and uplifting story of two lives crisscrossing over the years, with near miss after near miss. I couldn't put it down."
Olive (2020)
Emma Gannon
"Funny in parts, painful in others, thoughtful throughout, it explores many dilemmas, with characters who feel utterly real."
Lizzie & Dante (2021)
Mary Bly
"A feast of a novel: for the senses, the mind and the emotions."
Woman of a Certain Rage (2021)
Georgie Hall
"Georgie Hall has created a brand new, funny and brilliantly honest voice in this hugely relatable book. I loved the mix of comedy, warmth and frank reality – it made me laugh and flinch in equal measure."
Would I Lie to You? (2021)
Aliya Ali-Afzal
"Would I Lie To You is a warm, intelligent, light yet poignant story of trying to keep up with your neighbors. Aliya Ali-Afzal depicts the moneyed, suburban world of south west London with a brilliantly wry, observational eye, and keeps up the tension right till the end."
The Lifeguards (2022)
Amanda Eyre Ward
"The Lifeguards combines dark intrigue with complex family dynamics and witty social observation. It's a highly charged, compelling page-turner that kept me guessing till the end. Sun, secrets, tequila, and twists - what's not to like?!"
A Lady's Guide to Fortune-Hunting (2022)
Sophie Irwin
"This book captivated me. What a sassy, witty, delicious tale. Kitty Talbot is a fabulous, fearless heroine."

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