Book List: A Vintage Affair
A mini-post today, as last night, right when I had all my images lined up to sort, a plethora of flashing red boxes popped up on my home laptop and screamed that I was being invaded by multiple viruses ABORT ABORT ABORT! It was all very dramatic, and after solving the problem I gave up for the night.
In the meantime, has anyone read the book A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff? I hadn’t heard of it until recently, but apparently it was a bestseller in the UK last year (not necessarily a guide to quality) and has just been released in the US. The heroine is an ex-auctioneer for Sotheby’s who has just opened a vintage boutique in Blackheath, and forms a friendship with an elderly French woman who is selling her vintage couture collection. It sounds like a load of tripe but of COURSE I am going to read it, and I’ll most likely enjoy the hell out of it.
The first cover is from the UK paperback, the second from the US hardback. I much prefer the US edition, not being a fan of super-girly sugary sweet ’chick-lit’ covers. Seriously, publishers: I might read Marian Keyes but I also read Dickens, Austen and Henry James. Try to credit me with some level of intelligence, and don’t assume that making a book ’ooooh pink!’ means I’ll want to read it (when in actual fact, it just makes it embarrassing to open up on the tube).