Shop Girl

Shop Girl

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source

* THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * Young Mary Newton, born into a large Irish family in a small Watford semi, was always getting into trouble. When she wasna€™t choking back fits of giggles at Holy Communion or eating Chappie dog food for a bet, she was accidentally setting fire to the local school. Mary was a trouble magnet. And, unlike her brothers, somehow she always got caught... Britain in the 1970s was a world where R White's lemonade was drunk in secret, curry came in a cardboard box marked Vesta and Beanz meant Heinz. In Marya€™s family, money was scarce. Clothes were hand-me-downs, holidays a church day out to Hastings and meals were variations on the potato. But these were also good times which revolved around the force of nature that was Theresa, Marya€™s mum. When tragedy unexpectedly blows this world apart, a new chapter in Marya€™s life opens up. She takes to the camp and glamour of Harrods window dressing like a duck to water, and Mary, Queen of Shops is born...Rainbow psychedelia didna#39;t make it as far as the suburbs of outer North London, which were mostly concrete grey. ... with Mum, and the only reason I knew hea#39;d been in a Japanese war camp was because he didna#39;t eat much of her cake.

Title:Shop Girl
Author:Mary Portas
Publisher:Random House - 2015-02-26


You Must CONTINUE and create a free account to access unlimited downloads & streaming