Posted on 12/12/2014 at 12:00 AM by Jeffrey Bruner

December 12

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English author Sophie Kinsella, the pen name of Madeleine Sophie Wickham, was born on this day in 1969. Kinsella wrote a number of novels before adopting her pen name and launching the bestselling "Shopaholic" series of novels in 2001. "Confessions of a Shopaholic" was her breakthrough novel and was adapted into a film in 2009. 

SPOKEN WORDS

"I never feel lonely if I have a book -- they're like old friends." -- Emilia Fox.


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  • "What Matters in Jane Austen?" (John Mullan, nonfiction). $1.99. Nook.
  • "Those Who Wish Me Dead" (Michael Koryta, thriller). $2.99. Kindle

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