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The Virago Book of the Joy of Shopping

The Virago Book of the Joy of Shopping

Author: Jill Foulston
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Description

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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'This little book will make you proud to be part of the shopping sisterhood' - Good Housekkeping

Author description

Jill Foulston is a former commissioning editor for the Virago Modern Classics. She lives in London and Italy.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781844082742
  • : little
  • : little
  • : June 2010
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 416
  • : Jill Foulston
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 808.80355