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The Virago Book of the Joy of Shopping
Jill Foulston

Classification : Anthology
Pub Date : Jun 03, 2010
Imprint : Virago
Page Extent : 416
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781844082742
Price : 725

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 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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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 (HB)