The new novel in the fabulously popular Shopaholic series from number one bestselling author Sophie KinsellaLike mother, like daughter...!Shopaholic Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood)´s two-year-old is ... spirited. She knows what she wants, whether it´s a grown-up Prada handbag or a toy pony (40% off, so a bargain, surely?) When yet another shopping trip turns to mayhem, Becky decides it´s time to give Minnie her own pocket money. Is it a bad sign when Minnie goes instantly overdrawn?Minnie isn´t the only one in financial crisis. As the Bank of London collapses, people are having to Cut Back. Everyone needs cheering up, so what better way to do it than to throw a fabulous surprise party? A thrifty party, of course. Except economising and keeping a secret have never been Becky´s strong points ...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´´High-octane, laugh-a-minute entertainment.´´ WOMAN & HOMESophie Kinsella is an international bestselling writer. She is the author of many number one bestsellers, including the hugely popular Shopaholic series.She has also written seven bestselling novels as Madeleine Wickham and several books for children.She lives in the UK with her husband and family.
Greenblatt, StephenStephen Greenblatt ist Professor für Englische und Amerikanische Literatur und Sprache an der Harvard Universität. Er ist einer der angesehensten Forscher zu Shakespeares Werk sowie zur Kultur und Literatur in der Renaissance. Greenblatt ist Herausgeber der Norton Anthology of English Literature sowie Autor mehrerer Bücher, darunter die hochgelobte Shakespeare-Biographie Will in der Welt (2004). Für seine Arbeit wurde er mit zahlreichen Preisen geehrt, u.a. mit dem National Book Award und dem Pulitzerpreis für sein Werk Die Wende (2012). Bei Siedler erschien zuletzt Die Geschichte von Adam und Eva. Der mächtigste Mythos der Menschheit (2018).
New beginnings and an old flame. Summer just got hotter . . .Summer With My Sister is a fascinating tale of family secrets and hidden rivalries by bestselling author Lucy Diamond.Polly has always been the high-flier of the family, with the glamorous city lifestyle to match.Clare is a single mum with two children, struggling to make ends meet in a ramshackle cottage. The two sisters are poles apart and barely on speaking terms.But then Polly´s fortunes change unexpectedly and her world comes crashing down. Left penniless and with nowhere else to go, she´s forced back to the village where she and Clare grew up, and the sisters find themselves living together for the first time in years. With an old flame reappearing for Polly, a blossoming new career for Clare and a long-buried family secret in the mix, sparks are sure to fly. Unless the two women have more in common than they first thought?Diamond, LucyLucy Diamond grew up in Nottingham and went to university in Leeds where she studied English Literature. After graduating, she worked in publishing and at the BBC, and in her spare time she began writing children´s books under a number of different pen names.Two small children later, an evening class in creative writing motivated her to try a longer piece of fiction and explore some of her own feelings about motherhood. This eventually became a novel, Any Way You Want Me, and she was thrilled when Pan Macmillan made her an offer of publication.Now the author of fourteen novels and a Sunday Times bestselling author, Lucy writes with warmth and honesty about the joy and surprises, as well as the complications, that love, family and friendships can bring.Lucy now lives in Bath with her husband and three children and writes full-time.Her website is www.lucydiamond.co.uk She is on Twitter @LDiamondAuthor, and has a Facebook page Facebook/LucyDiamondAuthor.
From the Sunday Times number one bestselling author of Summer Secrets comes a novel about finding a home -and family - where you least expect them.Falling is an astonishingly tender love story from the internationally bestselling author, Jane Green.Eight years ago, Emma Montague left behind the strict confines of her upper-crust English life - and rather dull boyfriend - and moved to New York City, where she immediately found success in the world of finance. But her soulless, cut-throat, all-consuming job has only led to another life she didn´t want.Answering an online ad, Emma finds a tiny beach cottage to rent in the small town of Westport, Connecticut. It needs work - lots of work. But it´s the perfect project to satisfy Emma´s passion for interior design and gardening, if her new landlord, Dominic, is agreeable to the small changes she yearns to make.To Emma, Dominic is also something of a fixer-upper. A local handyman with a six-year-old son, he´s a world away from the men she should be interested in, but he´s comfortable in his own skin, confident, quiet and kind. Slowly, over a shared garden, time spent with his son and late-night conversations, Emma finds herself falling for Dominic.From friends to lovers happens as naturally as the changing seasons. But laying down roots doesn´t come easily when two lives as different as theirs merge into one. And Emma will realize that the seeds of happiness must be nurtured and cherished to grow into something strong enough to shelter all their hopes and dreams . . .I´m in AWE of Jane Green. A truly gripping read Marian KeyesGreen, JaneA former feature writer for the Daily Express, Jane Green took a leap of faith when she left in 1996 to freelance and work on her book. She is now the bestselling author of numerous novels including Jemima J, The Beach House, and Falling. Jane lives in Connecticut with her husband and their blended family of six children.