Valley of the Dolls
With a cover design by founder of Biba, Barbara Hulanicki Valley of the Dolls took the world by storm when it was first published in 1966. Never had a book been so frank about sex, drugs and show business. It is often sited as the bestselling novel of all time. Dolls ? red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight. For Anne, Neely and Jennifer, it doesn't matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach. These three beautiful women become best friends when they are young and in New York, struggling to make their names in the entertainment industry. Only when they reach the peak of their careers do they find there's nowhere left to go but down ? to the Valley of the Dolls.
'About the most fun you can have without a prescription!' Julie Burchill 'Much imitated, but never bettered' --DAILY TELEGRAPH
'Decades ahead of its time...Mesmerizing...The equation of emotional dependencies with drug addiction in one comprehensive personality disorder is, if anything, MORE CHIC TODAY.' --VILLAGE VOICE
'Jackie, it seemed, understood by instinct that her readers were ready for the RAW SIDE OF LOVE...for a franker sexuality and a tougher kind of story - for romance with tears AND oral sex.' Michael Korda, --THE NEW YORKER
'A pacy, moralising, page-turning hoot.'-- TLS
'DOLLS is a classic that has remained modern and is the perfect New Year read- the literary equivalent of overdosing on Baileys.' --DAILY EXPRESS
Jacqueline Susann was an actress who won the Best Dressed Woman in Television award four times. She was the first novelist to have three consecutive books hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, transforming her into a Pucci-clad media superstar. She died in 1974.