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The Virago Book of the Joy of Shopping
Jill Foulston

Classification : Anthology
Pub Date : Oct 18, 2007
Imprint : Virago
Page Extent : 320
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9781844082759
Price : 1,050

About the book
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 Elizabeth Wurtzel got caught shoplifting. George Eliot, for some reason, hated shopping.
As people began to shop more, novelists imagined them doing it. Jane Eyre cringes at Mr Rochester's pre-wedding excess, while Undine Spragg's spending drives her husband to despair. The Girl with a Pearl Earring turns up her nose at some stale meat, Tom Ripley lusts after Venetian leather, and Mrs Dalloway chooses flowers on Bond Street.
The darker side of shopping is here in the letters, diaries and memoirs of those who remember blackmarkets and rations. There are even records from the Old Bailey of audacious and desperate five-finger discounts, and a recent account of brawling at IKEA.
The Virago Book of Shopping revels in the lists, the etiquette and the thrills of finding just the right thing.
This is it. Buy it.
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Jill Foulston
Jill Foulston is a former Commissioning Editor for the Virago Modern Classics list. She lives in London and Italy.
Books by Jill Foulston
The Joy of Eating (PB)
The Joy Of Eating (HB)
The Virago Book of the Joy of Shopping (PB)