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									Sophie KinsellaSophie Kinsella
With her winning, witty series of Shopaholic books, British author Sophie Kinsella (real name: Madeline Wickham) has created nothing less than a phenomenon. As Entertainment Weekly puts it, "[Kinsella] gives chick-lit lovers a reason to stay home from the mall."

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Fact File

Sophie Kinsella
Also Known As:
Madeleine Wickham (real name)
Current Home:
London, England
Date of Birth:
December 12, 1969
Place of Birth:
London, England
B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Oxford University, 1990; M.Mus., King's College, London, 1992

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Selected Works

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								Shopaholic and Baby, Author: 
								Sophie Kinsella.

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Shopaholic and Baby
by Sophie Kinsella
Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) is 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.

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								Shopaholic Takes Manhattan, Author: 
								Sophie Kinsella.
*  Tennis Party (As Madeline Wickham) (1995)
*  Desirable Residence (As Madeline Wickham) (1996)
*  Confessions of a Shopaholic (2001)
*  Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (2002)
*  Can You Keep a Secret? (2004)
*  Shopaholic and Sister (2004)
*  The Undomestic Goddess (2005)
*  Shopaholic and Baby (2007)

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The Book That Started it All

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								Confessions of a Shopaholic, Author: 
								Sophie Kinsella.

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Confessions of a Shopaholic
by Sophie Kinsella
USA Today describes Kinsella’s delightful debut as “hilarious...[with] hijinks worthy of classic I Love Lucy episodes.” This fun, frothy page-turner introduces 25-year old Rebecca Bloomwood, a financial journalist whose penchant for pricey shopping sprees lands her in one sticky situation after another.

What's in a Name?

In an interview with her publisher, Kinsella reveals her true identity: "My secret is out! That's right, I'm really Madeleine Wickham. In fact I've written several books under that name. But when I had the idea for the first Shopaholic book, I knew I wanted it to be really different. So in order not to confuse my British audience, I took a pseudonym. Of course, I had no idea that Sophie would become so huge!"

An Early Inspiration

Favorite Writers and Reads

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								Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Author: 
								Roald Dahl, Quentin  Blake (illus.).

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (illus.)
"My earliest, most impactful encounter with a book was when I was seven and awoke early on Christmas morning to find Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in my stocking," Kinsella told us. "I had never been so excited by the sight of a book -- and have possibly never been since!"

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								Emma (Barnes & Noble Classics Series), Author: 
								Jane Austen.

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Emma (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
by Jane Austen
"I love this book so much, I have to stop myself reading it too often," Kinsella admitted when we asked her to tell us about some of her favorites. "Jane Austen's wit and observation is just unsurpassed." Read our interview to learn more about Kinsella's best-loved books, including:

*The Diary of a Provincial Lady  by E. M. Delafield
*Complete Stories  by Dorothy Parker
*Frost in May  by Antonia White
*The God of Small Things  by Arundhati Roy
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