What's a round-the-world honeymoon if you can't buy the odd souvenir to ship back home? Like the twenty silk dressing gowns Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) finds in Hong Kong . . . or the hand-carved dining table from Sri Lanka . . . or the, um, huge wooden giraffes from Malawi (that her husband expressly forbade her to buy).
Only now Becky and Luke have returned home to London, where two truckloads of those souvenirs have cluttered up their loft. The bills are outrageous, Luke is furious, and Becky's feeling rather blue--until her parents deliver some incredible news. She has a long-lost sister Becky is convinced her sister will be a true soulmate. They'll go shopping together, drink cappuccinos together, get manicures together. Then she meets Jessica and receives the shock of her life. Surely Becky's sister can't . . . "hate""shopping"?
Praise for Sophie Kinsella
"Kinsella's heroine is blessed with the resilience of ten women, and her damage-limitation brain waves are always good for a giggle."--"Glamour "(U.K.)
"Kinsella has a genuine gift for comic writing."--"The Boston Globe"
"Kinsella's Bloomwood is plucky and funny. . . . You won't have to shop around to find a more winning protagonist."--"People"
"Faster than a swiping Visa, more powerful than a two-for-one coupon, able to buy complete wardrobes in a single sprint through the mall--it's Shopaholic ""--The Washington Post.
About the Author
Some people say I think like a child. Well, as a children's book author, I don't think that's such a bad thing. In school, when I was about 11, there were four of us who hung out together. We liked to listen to old-time jazz, play mah jong and walk in the country. The other girls thought we were weird and laughed at us. Sometimes it hurt but at least we had each other. Children can be so unkind. I hope that through Tizzy, a few kids at least might stop and think before teasing someone just because they're different. A J Oliver
“Kinsella’s Bloomwood is plucky and funny. You won’t have to shop around to find a more winning protagonist.” —People