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The Virago Book Of The Joy Of Shopping

The Virago Book Of The Joy Of Shopping

Jane Austen found her sister Cassandra a locket. Joan Didion bought nail enamel and a toaster on impulse. Karyn Bosnak charged $20,000 on credit cards – and wild child Elizabeth Wurtzel got caught shoplifting. George Eliot, on the other hand, hated shopping. Those are the true stories, but there are hundreds of fictional shoppers: The Girl with the Pearl Earring turned up her nose at some stale meat; Tom Ripley lusted after Venetian leather goods, while Jane Eyre cringed at Mr Rochester’s pre-wedding excess. This is the first anthology to feature writing about shopping by women throughout history. Buy it.
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Genre: Literature & Literary Studies / Anthologies (non-poetry)

On Sale: 3rd June 2010

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781844082742

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This little book will make you proud to be part of the shopping sisterhood
GOOD Housekkeping