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Born Madeleine Townley (and later Madeleine Wickham) in London on 12 December, 1969, Sophie Kinsella specialises in chick-lit and writes light, funny and romantic stories. She published Confessions of a Shopaholic (also known as The Secret Dream World of a Shopaholic) under her pseudonym and it proved so successful, she release subsequent novels under this name.
This book was adapted into a film in 2009 starring Isla Fisher and the author now lives in London. She is married to Henry Wickham, with who she has three sons and worked as a financial journalist before becoming a full-time author.
Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) 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. She can create havoc everywhere from Harrods to Harvey Nicks to her own christening. She hires taxis at random, her favourite word is 'Mine', and she's even started bidding for designer bags on ebay. On top of everything else, there's a big financial crisis. People are having to Cut Back - including all of Becky's personal shopping clients - and she and Luke are still living with Becky's Mum and Dad. To cheer everyone up, Becky decides to throw a surprise birthday party - on a budget - but then things become really complicated. Who will end up on the naughty step, who will get a gold star and will Becky's secret wishes come true?