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The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean (Paperback, 2011)

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The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean

Stunning women's fiction that reaches out to the fashion conscious with a tale of vintage frocks and new love.

'Every dress has a story. Let me tell you mine...'

Dora is in love with a man who barely notices her, has a job she doesn't care about, and dresses entirely for comfort, not style. All a far cry from her vivid, eccentric childhood, growing up with her beloved grandmother Mimi.

However, when disaster strikes, Dora knows she has no choice but to return to her childhood home and take over running Mimi's vintage clothing shop. And there she makes a surprising discovery - Mimi's been writing stories to accompany every dress she sells. Romantic, heartbreaking tales about each one's secret life before it got to her shop...

Dora starts to matchmake these lonely frocks with new owners, but will the stories help her as well? Trading her boring high street clothes for vintage glamour is one thing. What she needs to know is whether she can trade her safe old life - and love - for something better too.

A captivating and enchanting novel for every girl who knows that the right dress can change your life.

About the Author

Erin McKean runs one of the most popular vintage fashion websites in the US. Writing and words are her passions and indeed her day job, as one of America's most eminent lexicographers. THE SECRET LIVES OF DRESSES is her debut novel.


 Paperback | 384 pages

 130 x 197 x 25mm | 274g


 Hodder & Stoughton

 Hodder Paperback

 London, United Kingdom






Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. Some damage to the cover including a fair amount of thin creasing on both the front and back covers which blends in with the graphics and colours of the covers and therefore is not overly noticeable, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.