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A Desirable Residence [Paperback]

Sophie Kinsella
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Book Description

Dec 1 2011
What goes on behind closed doors. . .

Liz and Jonathan Chambers were in trouble. They can’t sell their old house. Here they are, stuck with two mortgages, mounting debts and a miserable adolescent daughter who hadn’t wanted to move anyway. Then it seems Marcus Witherstone will solve all their problems. He knows the perfect tenants from London who will rent their old house – glamorous PR girl Ginny and almost-famous Piers. Everything is going to be OK.

But soon everyone’s entangled with everyone else, in the most awkward possible way. And as events closed in on him, Marcus began to realise that some deceptions are just a bit too close to home.

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From Library Journal

Following The Tennis Party (LJ 3/1/96), Wickham's delightful tale of entanglements examines the manners and morals of three family units in suburban London. Teachers Liz and Jonathan Chambers have a difficult adolescent daughter, two mortgages, an old home, and a new business, Silchester Tutorial College. When real estate mogul Marcus Witherstone finds tenants for the Chambers's old house, their finances improve. However, personal entanglements create problems for Liz and Marcus, as well as for 14-year-old Alice and the tenants, Piers and Ginny. While circumventing the consequences of deceit and guilt, the main characters acknowledge and rectify mistakes, thus ensuring a satisfying completion. Recommended for popular collections.?Ellen R. Cohen, Rockville, Md.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A nice property in Silchester is the common bond for a disparate cast of characters in this second novel by Wickham (The Tennis Party, 1996). Teachers Liz and Jonathan Chambers put the house they love on the market to finance a flagging tutorial college, for which Liz has great plans. When the house doesn't sell after months, Marcus Witherstone of Witherstone & Co. steps in, first finding tenants for a rental, then starting a relationship with Liz that goes beyond business. Fourteen-year-old Alice Chambers, longing for her old house, becomes infatuated with its new tenants, property PR woman Ginny and (especially) her actor husband, Piers, who's up for a major role in a TV soap opera. Meanwhile, Marcus participates in a fraudulent scheme while his wife, Anthea, is driven with ambition for their older son Daniel's academic future, which also is aided by Jonathan. Life may not be fair, but in Wickham's capable hands, just desserts are served in a satisfying and entertaining fashion. Michele Leber --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Curl up on the couch! Oct. 23 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A Desirable Residence is a great fast read! Page turner. Couldn't put it down. Two stories going on at the same time. Interesting how the teenager gets involved with the residents of her old house.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Aug. 31 2012
Format:Paperback
I was enjoying the book and found it engaging but was thorough disappointed with the abrupt ending which felt incomplete..unfortunately I wish I hadn't wasted my time reading it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, light read in the style of Maeve Binchy! Sept. 21 1999
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Format:Paperback
Reading "Desirable Residence" was like going to a party and hearing the latest gossip about all your friends and neighbors. The plot was juicy and the characters likable. As a huge Maeve Binchy fan, I enjoyed reading another British author with a flair for characters and plots that connect them to each other. It was a fun and frothy book and made me want to read more of Wickham's work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Wickham book June 3 2005
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Format:Hardcover
Wickham's characters are great and it is easy to get drawn in to the quick paced plot. My favourite character was kindly Jonathan and I found myself just as annoyed with his clingy, pest of a daughter Alice as did the characters she was clinging to like a barnacle. She did redeem her self somewhat late in the book but not enough to make me stop wondering why she couldn't take a hint. Several different plots overlap and sort themselves out quite nicely in the end.
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