Sharing some news

To my dear readers,

Photo of Sophie Kinsella in the park in a coat and scarf

I’ve wanted for a long time to share with you a health update and I’ve been waiting for the strength to do so. At the end of 2022 I was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of aggressive brain cancer. I did not share this before because I wanted to make sure that my children were able to hear and process the news in privacy and adapt to our ‘new normal.’

I have been under the care of the excellent team at University College Hospital in London and have had successful surgery and subsequent radiotherapy and chemotherapy, which is still ongoing.

At the moment all is stable and I am feeling generally very well, though I get very tired and my memory is even worse than it was before!

I am so grateful to my family and close friends who have been an incredible support to me, and to the wonderful doctors and nurses who have treated me.  I am also so grateful to my readers for your constant support. The wonderful response to THE BURNOUT has really buoyed me up, during a difficult time.

To everyone who is suffering from cancer in any form I send love and best wishes, as well as to those who support them. It can feel very lonely and scary to have a tough diagnosis, and the support and care of those around you means more than words can say.

I’ll be in touch soon, and in the meanwhile, greetings from London.

Sophie xx

New Shopaholic audiobooks narrated by Nell Hudson

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WF Howes & Recorded Books have rerecorded and are relaunching the Shopaholic audiobooks! The talented Nell Hudson, star of Outlander and ITV’s Victoria, is narrating them, and they have brand new covers, too!

The first three books – The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (called Confessions of a Shopaholic in US & Canada), Shopaholic Abroad (called Shopaholic Takes Manhattan in US & Canada) and Shopaholic Ties the Knot – will be released on 14th March globally and available wherever you get your audiobooks.

In the UK, Australia, New Zealand and other Commonwealth territories, Shopaholic & Sister will follow on 4th April, Shopaholic & Baby on 2nd May and Mini Shopaholic on 6th June.

Listeners in the UK can download The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic in audiobook here:

Listeners in the US can download here:

WIN a copy of The Burnout this Valentine’s Day

*This competition has now closed*

Want to spoil yourself or someone you love this Valentine’s Day? Enter here to win a copy of The Burnout and a trio of Monty Bojangles chocolate truffles.

*UK entrants only, T&Cs apply*


My Christmas card competition is back for 2023!

It’s that time of year again! We’re thrilled to be running our holiday card competition for fans.

Would you like to receive a holiday card from Sophie Kinsella this year? Enter below for your chance! Open globally, T&Cs apply.

Join The Burnout Recovery Challenge!

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Are you a Sophie Kinsella superfan? Want to get involved with spreading the word about her latest book, The Burnout, for a chance to be one of the first to read it?

Then sign up for The Burnout Recovery Challenge

In The Burnout Sasha’s (well-intentioned yet slightly misguided) mum encourages her to download an app and follow the 20 steps to recover from her burnout. 

Inspired by the book, we’ll be setting weekly challenges on a special Instagram page. Each week (for 10 weeks) you will receive a quote from the book, an “inspirational” message and a fun task to complete. And each week there will be a prize on offer for the funniest entry!

Tasks include: 

  1. Wild Swimming (paddling pools permitted) 
  2. Communing with Nature (looking at a bird will do) 
  3. Getting creative (no artistic skill required)
  4. #BookFace (recreate the book jacket!) 

And more! 

We have limited spaces on the private chat, so are looking for 200 superfans who will get really involved and embrace the challenge! 

If you think this is you, please complete the application form below by midnight on Wednesday 2nd August. 200 people will be selected to take part. 

The Burnout is out this October, and we can’t wait to spread the word about it! 

Sign up here:

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New book! The Burnout

I’m so pleased to share the UK cover for my brand new book, The Burnout!

The Burnout Newsletter Reveal

It’s all about Sasha, who hits a wall (quite literally!) and ends up going to recuperate from burnout at the Devon beach resort she loved as a child. However, the formerly grand hotel is a now a dilapidated shambles with comically bad staff (I loved writing them!) and the February weather is brutal. But even so, she’s in blissful solitude on the deserted, windswept beach, getting her thoughts together; getting her strength back; trying to figure stuff out.

Until, guess what? I’m sure you can… A handsome, obnoxious guy turns up with his own issues – and to her annoyance she has to share the beach with him.

At first, their relationship switches from completely ignoring each other to sparring with each other, but then a series of mysterious messages left on the beach draws them together, and….

I won’t give away any more right now. 😉

Find out more about the book here – it’s out now!

Signed copies are available from 🙂



Christmas card competition 2022

It’s Team Kinsella’s favourite time of the year!

Each Christmas we send 100 bespoke cards to Sophie Kinsella readers around the world. This year the design is based on the UK book jacket artwork for The Party Crasher!

Simply complete the form below before 11.59pm (GMT) on Sunday 11th December for your chance to win a signed Christmas card.

Good luck and Happy Christmas!

Team Kinsella x


Terms and Conditions apply, please read these before entering.

What is your party persona? Take the quiz to find out!

Combining back to school fever with The Party Crasher celebrations, below is a quiz to find our your party persona! Which one are you?


At a party, you can be found:

  1. Making sure the canapés get refilled. You don’t want anyone to end up hungry!
  2. Chatting up a new friend.
  3. Off somewhere playing with the dog.

Your favorite party outfit is:

  1. Something classic, like an A-line dress.
  2. Anything with sequins.
  3. Something comfortable, like jeans and a t-shirt.

When it comes to the guest list:

  1. You’re flexible. You invite your friends and some coworkers but make it known you’re fine with them bringing guests. You don’t want anyone to feel left out!
  2. You invite everyone on your contacts list and a few people you bumped into on a pizza run. The more the merrier!
  3. You keep it to just a few close friends.

Your ideal party type is:

  1. An ’80s theme night with DIY decorations.
  2. A masquerade gala.
  3. A slumber party.

You stay until:

  1. People start trickling out and it feels like the night is winding down.
  2. The sun comes up.
  3. You’ve made an appearance and can sneak out without anyone judging you.


Mostly 1’s: You’re the: Host/Hostess with the Most/Mostest You love attending parties, but you like planning them even more! You’re basically a walking Pinterest board, and your friends know that you’re the one to turn to when they need help making an event extra special.

Mostly 2’s: You’re the: Life of the Party The party doesn’t start until you walk in. You’re bold, fierce, and not afraid to make an entrance. You own your confidence and liven up any group you’re in.

Mostly 3’s: You’re the: Irish Exiter You’re an introvert at heart whose ideal Friday night consists of takeout and reality TV. You enjoy yourself at small gatherings, but like Cinderella, by the time the clock strikes midnight, you’re nowhere to be found.

Cocktail Maker Hostess Party

Party Crasher Party Last To Leave Party

Event at Chorleywood Bookshop

Come join me at Chorleywood Bookshop on Tuesday 13th September at 7pm!


I’ll be talking about The Party Crasher, writing, books and, you never know, maybe even shopping .

Get your tickets here:

The price includes refreshments and a copy of the book.

Hope to see you there!

Cocktail competition! (UK)

Giveaway 2

The Party Crasher is out now in paperback!

To celebrate, my publishers have partnered up with Shake Baby Shake to offer a 10 pack of Shake Baby Shake cocktails, a pair of limited-edition sunglasses and a signed copy of The Party Crasher!

Simply complete the form below before midnight (GMT) on Sunday 31st July for your chance to win.

There are 10 sets to give away.

(UK only, 18+, T&Cs apply)