The novels of Madeleine Wickham are every bit as sassy and clever as her Sophie Kinsella books. In Sleeping Arrangements, she delivers a tantalizing tale . 25 Feb Sleeping Arrangements. Madeleine Wickham, Author. St. Martin’s/Dunne $ (p) ISBN 1 Aug Madeleine Wickham. Buy This Book. In Sleeping Arrangements we meet Chloe, whose husband Philip is facing a possible layoff, and her two.

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Jul 24, Eliza added it. Sep 07, VaultOfBooks rated it it was ok. Please try again later. For example, there is lots of strong language, and the plot really takes a while to develop: Two families end up being double booked into the same Villa, which slepeing sounds like a bloody mansion rather than a Villa from the way it’s described.

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Book review: ‘Sleeping Arrangements’ by Madeleine Wickham

The other characters were ok. I find that really strange. Her partner, Philip, has troubles at work, and the whole family wants a break.

The book also made me feel very hungry as nobody, including the children, ever seemed to srrangements get anything to eat!! There were not any characters in this book that I liked. Maybe he’ll have a chance to bond with them on holiday… “Wickham has a shrewdly malicious touch with her characters.

Chloe Harding hopes that a holiday will soothe the strain between her and longtime partner Philip Murray, who is worried that a recent takeover of his company may cost him his job. Firstbooklove Courage is just one page away. English Choose a language for shopping. This could have been a fun one. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. We might have come here to this villa, as husband and wife. All they did was drink, I don’t think any of them were ever soberthroughout the whole bookand complain about their lives.


I felt sorry for Philip and Amanda. The premise was fun. She’s sick of making wedding dresses, her partner Philip has troubles at work, the whole family wants a break.

Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham

So he left, never to be heard from again. Why should I — the reader — care what happens to any of them? This novel lacks madeleibe sophistication and the light-heartedness of her later novels as Kinsella. Soon, an unexpected romance begins to seriously heat up this holiday, and it isn’t long before long-buried secrets and fiery passions erupt.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Refresh and try again. That was almost just as bad as the YA relationships these days. Originally posted on my blog on March 4, Even though I haven’t seen or talked to her in 15 years, of course I still know her because no-one changes in 15 years and I want to leave my wife and kids to be with her. This plot could have been quite entertaining however it wasn’t as humorous as it could have been.

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Sleeping Arrangements

Hugh is not a happy man. This is that arrnagements. The subject matter is adult, full of adult choices and sort of real. His immaculate wife, Amanda, seems more interested in her new kitchen than in him, and he works so hard to pay for it that he barely has time for his children.


This book started off with no characters to particulary like, and a bit slow, but as the booked moved on, it got better, and the characters believable and real. They decide to just get on with it and enjoy their holiday but Chloe and Hugh go way back. An uneasy week of sharing begins, and tensions soon mount in the soaring heat.

While a pleasant read and an interesting plot, I found the character of Philip difficult to relate to and quite exaggerated. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We should get some rest.

The Story of Grenville King: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I was almost hoping that she would suffer, thinking she couldn’t have the one she wants It wasn’t too obvious, which was nice.

But the temperature isn’t solely to blame: The characters are somehow relatable and flawed. The story follows two couples who, by a strike of fate re Spoilers Nope.

I simply loved how everything tied together in such an unexpected way at the end. This just made me angry Hugh and Chloe had met fifteen years ago and had had a relationship that ended when he couldn’t cope with the idea of her already having a baby, so he disappeared from her life.

I did find some of the plot pieces a bit obscure. He even proposed to her.