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  • Years old:
  • 60
  • Tint of my iris:
  • I’ve got warm green eyes but I use colored contact lenses
  • What is my figure type:
  • My figure type is quite overweight
  • My favourite drink:
  • Liqueur
  • My favourite music:
  • Easy listening
  • My hobbies:
  • Driving a car
  • I have piercing:
  • None


Sophie, 49, lives in London with her husband Henry, and their five children. She has also written several novels under her real name, Madeleine Wickham. You can find it here. We sat down with the author for an interview about family life, inspiration and her writing process…. Henry and I met on my first night at university.


The brilliant Sophie Kinsella s me at lit. Love in Munich for a chat about books and travel.

Author interview: sophie kinsella

Sophie talks about her time in Vienna, Sophie kinsella interview she gets her inspiration for characters and if she would ever go back to one of her stand-alones. I hope you enjoy this chat as much as I did. Eyes of Owls: As a book blogger, my first question is, do you enjoy reading reviews? But I also think that you can learn from reviews, so I do read them. What do you think, which kind of reviews are more important, the ones that are in the big newspapers or the ones that are by bloggers?

I treat all voices as equal, each of them is a valid reader with a point of view to express. They had an experience and they are telling you about their experience. What do you enjoy writing more, the Shopaholic Series or your stand-alones? I enjoy both of them in different ways. The Shopaholic Series I love because I know the world so well, I know Becky so well, I know the family and I look forward to writing her and Luke, and those scenes and dialogue. It feels very liberating. Would you ever consider going back to one of your stand-alones, to that world, in whatever way?

It has been a temptation.

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Can You Keep a Secret? I love that. Oh, you are so nice. Did you ever think, there is an interesting side character in a book that maybe I could put in another novel, or something? Again, I think it would be fun.

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I also think, for example, Danny, the deer in the Shopaholic Seriesyou could do an amazing series about him. Like a spin-off, just him? My trouble is, there is just not enough hours in the day. But I do love that idea. So, I saw some scenes being filmed, I met cast members and I met with the producers and the screen writer, which for me is very important. But when I was there, the cast were really funny.

The scenes that I saw being filmed were really funny, but also poignant, when they had to be. So, I came away feeling really happy, like, this is going to be great. Few details like that have just been updated and what I saw felt very now and modern. Where do you get your inspiration for your characters?

It often is that, yeah. Or I think of a plot line and I think, what Sophie kinsella interview of person would do that and then I have to build up a character that would do something, because my plots are sometimes a little bit out there and extreme. I have to think, what kind of person would seriously be going to do this and create it that way. Is there something that you share with your characters?

I think I put myself into, certainly, all my heroines because I write from Sophie kinsella interview first person. Not exactly that, no. My life does spill into the books and the books spill into my life. What inspires you to write? I just love telling stories. I like creating comedy and once I have an idea for a story or for a comedic scene, I get really impatient, like I want to see it on the. What is your favourite book to read? Ooh, do you mean as relaxation? The honest truth is, when I want to relax I read Agatha Christie.

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Do you have a favourite? Oh, all of them, really.

Sophie kinsella: “my life does spill into the books and the books spill into my life.” | interview

I have the whole collection to just pick and choose. So, I assume your favourite author then is also Agatha Christie? Well, I do enjoy Agatha Christie. I think, she is just so influential, in terms of writing the kind of books that I do.

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And still so relevant. And still so relevant, exactly. Do you have a favourite genre to read? So, I tend to read literary fiction. I like contemporary fiction of all kinds, but nothing too nasty. What are you currently reading or something that you read last?

My favourite place is probably my own bed. Utah was unlike anything. It was a bit like the moon. It was so spectacularly different landscape. Oh, plenty. So, I would need about two weeks either way. Have you ever been to Austria? Not only have I been to Austria, I went to Vienna almost a year ago and I danced at one of the balls.

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Oh, it was amazing. I felt like I was in a fairy tale. It was just one of the best experiences in my life. Well, good to hear. Yeah, big thumbs up to Austria. Is there a favourite place you have in London? Oh, too many. I would have to say, what about Liberty. Liberty is just such a feel good place. And I really admire them, because there is that historical element to it with all the gorgeous prints but there is also this really savvy, modern, contemporary sight to it.

They have amazing beauty and they have amazing deers, so you get the best of both.

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Do you think one of your books will ever get the Liberty treatment cover de? Yes, start the petition. I will. Liberty prints.

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I mean, imagine? I know. I have quite a few actually. I think one of my favourites is the first ever Shopaholic cover in the American edition.

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It was chaotic, shoes and clothes and bags. And I loved that, because it was so witty. So that was, fun. It was quite something.

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