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The Summer Wedding

By Fiona Walker

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A midsummer wedding throws the lives of four friends into high drama, in this sizzling holiday romp by the bestselling author of Lots of Love

The hotly anticipated wedding of Iris Devonshire, ravishing teenage daughter of celebrity couple Mia and Leo, is to be held in the gardens of their grand Palladian pile alongside the Thames. But Mia and Leo worry that she's rushing into the marriage. Just ask their best friends since college, Simon and Laney de Montmorency, whose relationship is on the rocks again - and they've already married each other twice.

On the big day, Iris's hellraiser fiancé Dougie Everett is not the only one flying high. As Iris rides up the aisle on a white stallion, a hot air balloon appears over the woods, heading straight for the ceremony. Its arrival is about to transform the lives and loves of some of the wedding guests for ever.

The Summer Wedding is a sizzling summer comedy set against the beautiful backdrops of the Chilterns, Spain, Africa and LA.

Biographical Notes

Fiona Walker is the author of twelve bestselling novels - most recently The Love Letter, which is also published by Sphere. Sealed with a Kiss was her first ever ebook short story. Fiona lives in Worcester with her partner and two children plus an assortment of horses and dogs. Visit Fiona's website at www.fionawalker.com

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  • ISBN: 9780751547948
  • Publication date: 06 Jun 2013
  • Page count: 592
  • Imprint: Sphere
An escapist romantic comedy that's a perfect read for the beach — Sunday Mirror
Full of witty quips and one-liners, steamy sex and romance . . . Fun and frolics Jilly Cooper herself would be proud of. Set up the sun lounger and get stuck in! — Fabulous Magazine
Switch off on a sun lounger - A thumping great romp of a read that oozes wit, romance and a cast of characters that will keep you amused and entertained for days — Shari Low, Daily Record
As refreshingly bright and sunshiney as an ice-cold glass of Pimms. The strong characters and cleverly crafted plot is laugh out loud funny and perfect escapism — Candis
Such brilliant characters you'll wish you knew them in real life. Walker's writing is slick and there are some genuinely laugh-out-loud moments. A good beach read — Heat
For a good old-fashioned 'beach book' look no further . . . I loved it. Engrossing and often hilarious — Irish Sunday Independent
Fiona Walker can be guaranteed to entertain. A sizzling comedy packed with likeable characters, just perfect for the beach — Peterborough Telegraph
A brilliant summer read. Highly recommended! — Hot Brands, Cool Places
Going on your hols soon? The Summer Wedding is definitely worth sticking in your luggage. Packed with romance and humour — New Magazine
Fiona Walker IS summer reading; essential packing for your suitcase — Jenny Colgan
Fiona Walker's latest blockbuster The Summer Wedding, set in Spain, Africa and LA, will really get your holiday reading off to a great start — Candis
As refreshingly bright and sunshiney as an ice-cold glass of Pimms. The strong characters and cleverly crafted plot is laugh out loud funny and perfect escapism for whenever you find yourself with a moment's peace to read — Candis
Lots of good fun, flirting, handsome, charismatic men and a dollop of glamour thrown in too — Daily Record
You will be chuckling under your sun umbrella — The Lady
Hachette Audio

The Weekends of You and Me

Fiona Walker
Authors:
Fiona Walker
Sphere

The Woman Who Fell in Love for a Week

Fiona Walker
Authors:
Fiona Walker

Dive into a summer of surprises . . . Jenny loves to house-sit: looking after a stranger's perfect home and pretending to be someone else - just for a bit. Her latest booking is a beautiful rambling country house owned by the glamorous Lewis family. Freed of teaching duties for the summer, Jenny plans to do nothing more challenging than walk the family's badly behaved dog and laze by the pool.Her idyll is disrupted by skeletons in the Lewis closet. Stumbling across hidden messages and passionate secrets, Jenny finds herself exposing far more than just home truths. She uncovers a seductive second chance: to open herself up to love again and to finally live life on her own terms.

Sphere

The Country Escape

Fiona Walker
Authors:
Fiona Walker

Hidden amid lush parkland, Eardisford is the ultimate English country retreat and it's just been sold for the first time in its history. Romantic daredevil Kat Mason has been bequeathed the estate's lakeside sanctuary, Lake Farm, until she dies or marries. But the new owners want her out now . . . In rides charming playboy Dougie Everett, the man hired to sweep Kat off her feet and off the property. Dougie loves nothing more than the thrill of the chase, but does he risk losing his heart along the way?

Sphere

Season's Greetings and Other Stories

Fiona Walker
Authors:
Fiona Walker

Especially for you, Fiona tells us about the special inspiration behind the stories and what they mean to her:Season's GreetingsReceiving the annual round robin from friends is a Christmas tradition I devour with the same indulgent pleasure as the green triangles in the Quality Street box. Season's Greetings tells Holly's story through a decade of Christmas letters.The Nativity SceneI'm now proud to count myself among the ranks of tear-stained parents who hold camera phones wonkily aloft at the school nativity play each year. In The Nativity Scene, the under 9s in home-made wings are not the only ones for whom the day could spell high drama. Dine Out On ItWhen I was moving house a lot in the nineties and noughties, I clung onto spare front door keys as a keepsake. Dine Out On It came from seeing the clutch of Yales swinging on a hook at the back of a cupboard, and wondering what would happen if I ever tried them out again.ElizabethElizabeth was written for a Sunday newspaper at a time my heart regularly came unglued when falling in love without a safety net. I loved the idea of a complete reinvention, and the secret hope that somebody would one day find my leopard's spots beneath the whitewash.Freudian SlipsThis story was inspired by something a friend of mine did, and the image of lipstick on cricket whites was so heavenly, I just had to write Freudian Slips . . .Plus bonus content! This collection contains the first three chapters from Fiona's bestselling novel The Summer Wedding.

Sphere

The Love Letter

Fiona Walker
Authors:
Fiona Walker
Hachette Audio

Sealed with a Kiss: Exclusive Short Story

Fiona Walker
Authors:
Fiona Walker

Digital download exclusive short story: a wonderfully warm comedy of mistaken identity from the incomparable Fiona Walker, ahead of her new novel The Love Letter.Allegra North's second thoughts about splitting with childhood sweetheart Francis need a first-class stamp. But with her unfinished letter to him still in her handbag, she can't find the right words to express her regrets. Invited to a big movie premiere through her work, she resolves to put all thoughts of her ex fiancé out of her mind; then she loses her handbag in the foyer.Francis meanwhile is determined to win Allegra back. Convinced that they should never have parted, he intends to declare his feelings in front of crowds of press and film fans that evening, unaware that his meticulous plans are about to be hijacked by his hired accomplice, a movie stuntman with a thirst for publicity . . .By the time the closing credits roll, the crowds will be baying for a kiss. Can a letter right wrongs, or do actions speak louder than words?

Sphere

Kiss And Tell

Fiona Walker
Authors:
Fiona Walker

With tight breeches and loose morals, the horse trials circuit is a hell-for-leather chase across the magnificent parkland of England's finest country estates. Flirtation is compulsory sport; love is a professional hazard.Silver-tongued charmer Rory Midwinter is quite at home in this hedge-jumping, bed-hopping world of competitive weekend house parties. Having been born into the saddle, and with a rock star owner as patron, he has no intention of settling down. Only his long-term groom Faith has other ideas.Tash and Hugo Beauchamp are the undisputed golden couple of British three-day eventing, but their mettle is put to the test by the arrival of The Devil on Horseback, brooding Kiwi rider, Lough Strachan. Lough holds the key to Hugo's darkest secret, and he intends to use it to access his greatest rival's beautiful wife.

Alan Kaufman

Alan Kaufman is an American Jew who has served multiple tours of duty with the IDF -- first in Lebanon in the early 1980s, and most recently in the Gaza Strip and West Bank in 2003. A performer well known for helping to popularize spoken word poetry, Kaufman edited The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and The Outlaw Bible of American Literature. He is also the author of the memoir Jew Boy.

Angela Huth

Angela Huth has written three short story collections and several novels. She also writes plays for radio, television and stage, and is a well-known freelance journalist, critic and broadcaster. She is married to a don, lives in Oxford and has two daughters.

Angela Thirkell

Angela Thirkell (1890-1961) was the eldest daughter of John William Mackail, a Scottish classical scholar and civil servant, and Margaret Burne-Jones. Her relatives included the pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones, Rudyard Kipling and Stanley Baldwin, and her grandfather was J. M. Barrie. She was educated in London and Paris, and began publishing articles and stories in the 1920s. In 1931 she brought out her first book, a memoir entitled Three Houses, and in 1933 her comic novel High Rising - set in the fictional county of Barsetshire, borrowed from Trollope - met with great success. She went on to write nearly thirty Barsetshire novels, as well as several further works of fiction and non-fiction. She was twice married and had four children.

Antonia Hayes

Antonia Hayes, who grew up in Sydney and spent her twenties in Paris, lives in San Francisco with her husband and son. Relativity is her first novel.

Candace Bushnell

Candace Bushnell is the creator of SEX AND THE CITY and has been described by the EVENING STANDARD as a 'genius'. The OBSERVER compared her to Nancy Mitford and the SUNDAY TELEGRAPH to 'Jane Austen with a Martini.'

Carol Birch

Carol Birch was born in 1951 in Manchester and went to Keele University. She has lived in London, southwest Ireland and now Lancaster. For her first novel, LIFE IN THE PALACE, she won the 1988 David Higham Award for the Best First Novel of the Year. In 1991 she won the prestigious Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize with THE FOG LINE.

Carol Goodman

Carol Goodman's work has appeared in such journals as Literal Latte and Other Voices. After graduation from Vassar Colege, she taught Latin in Austin, Texas. She then received an M.F.A. in fiction. Goodman currently teaches writing and works as a writer-in-residence. Visit her at www.carolgoodman.com

Charlotte Rogan

Charlotte Rogan studied architecture at Princeton University and worked for a large construction firm before turning to fiction. She is the author of The Lifeboat, which was nominated for the Guardian first book award and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and which has been translated into twenty-six languages. After many years in Dallas and a year in Johannesburg, she now lives in Westport, Connecticut.

Clare Jay

Clare Jay's short stories and poetry have won prizes and appeared in anthologies. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and tutors the subject at university level. She has led 'Dreaming into writing' workshops at international conferences and has lived in five European countries and travelled extensively in South-East Asia. BREATHING IN COLOUR is her first novel. Visit her at www.clarejay.com

Denise Welch

Denise Welch was born in Whitley Bay in 1958. She is an award-winning actress, TV presenter and author of two Sunday Times bestselling autobiographies. Her many credits include Coronation St, Soldier Soldier, Waterloo Road and Boy Meets Girl, to name a few. She is also an accomplished theatre actress.Denise was a panelist on popular daytime show Loose Women for several years.She is married to artist Lincoln Townley and has two sons, Matthew and Louis, and stepson Lewis. She now lives a quiet, party-free life in rural Cheshire.

E. V. Thompson

E V Thompson was born in London and spent nine years in the Navy before joining Bristol police. He moved to Hong Kong, then Rhodesia and had over 200 stories published before returning to England to become a full-time award-winning writer. He passed away in 2012.

Elizabeth Waite

Elizabeth Waite was born in Tooting, South London and lived there until she was 34. During the war she worked as a bus conductress at Merton Garage. In 1956 she and her husband moved to Devon and bought their first guesthouse. Now retired, Elizabeth lives in East Sussex. An East End Christmas is her eighteenth novel.

Gabrielle Kimm

Gabrielle Kimm is the author of His Last Duchess and The Courtesan's Lover, also published by Sphere. She lives in rural West Sussex, and teaches English part-time at a small performing arts school.