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The Virago Book Of The Joy Of Shopping, Paperback / softback Book

The Virago Book Of The Joy Of Shopping Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


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.

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