The Tennis Party

The Tennis Party

Book - 2004
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Four very different English couples, from aristocratic to "dreadfully sporty," converge for a tennis party. So begin two days of tempers, shocks, revelations, the arrival of an uninvited guest, and the realization that the weekend was about anything but tennis. A comedy of manners by a first novelist.
Publisher: London : Black Swan, 2004
ISBN: 9780552772235
0552772232
Branch Call Number: FICTION WICKH...M
Characteristics: 240 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Kinsella, Sophie
Notes: Originally published: 1995

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JewelMcLatchy Sep 18, 2013

This is a good place to start if you're a Sophie Kinsella fan and want to read the author's books as written by Madeleine Wickham. Just keep in mind that they are not as fluffy as the Kinsella books and are meant to be more "realistic", moreso in the sense that there are affairs, business deals gone wrong, etc. than everyday people actually having millions of pounds or dollars to worry about. Bottom line: Wickham's novels are on subjects less frivolous than the shopping addictions in Kinsella's works.

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MomZu
Jul 11, 2013

Light easy read, but not particularly funny or memorable.

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blolo
Sep 28, 2012

full of secrets and characters you can love to hate or hate to love.. and my opinions of the characters completely changed as the novel went on (I ended up liking the ones I disliked at first, and disliking the ones I initially liked). a couple good laughs in there too. easy to read in 1 or 2 sittings. mindless and entertaining.

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Oc2seattle
Jul 10, 2012

An interesting romp through a weekend tennis party in the English countryside home of the upwardly mobile. A fast read but none of the characters are particularly likeable.

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