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Shall We Dance? - Maggie Alderson

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Published: 29th August 2011
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'Was he even twenty-five? He was half my age and I was dancing with him like some moon-eyed teenager.'

Loulou Landers, London's undisputed Queen of Vintage Fashion, meets a man on the eve of her dreaded forty-ninth birthday. He's kind, he's sensitive, he's divinely handsome and he carries a designer suit like George Clooney. Unfortunately, he's barely half her age, and Loulou's just not ready to 'go cougar'.

Then there is Loulou's 21-year-old daughter, Theo, who won't get a job, won't move out, wears chainstore fashion, and hasn't said a civil word to her mother for years. And she is on the verge of her own spectacularly unsuitable affair.

So how will Loulou cope with a daughter who's off the rails, a man who won't take no for an answer, an ageing process that won't slow down – not to mention a birthday party in a camping ground? Like she always has – with wit, grit and an exemplary sense of style.

'A supreme commentator on the vagaries of fashion.'
- Sunday Age

'A humorous page-turning style.'
- Sydney Morning Herald

'Alderson's books have heart.'
- The Melbourne Weekly

'If you love chick lit, Maggie Alderson is your idol.'
- Shesaid.com

'Alderson's sensibility and wit make for clever chick lit.'
- Vogue Entertaining and Travel

About The Author

Maggie Alderson was born in London, brought up in Staffordshire and educated at the University of St Andrews. She has worked on nine magazines - editing four of them, including British ELLE - and two newspapers. For many years she covered the international fashion shows.

She has published six bestselling novels and four collections of her columns from Good Weekend magazine. She co-edited two books of short stories in aid of the charity War Child and also, In Bed With, a collection of erotic short stories by well-known women writers.

She is married, and has one daughter and twelve pairs of Prada shoes.

'At last we've found her, the female Seinfeld. Warm, witty, wise and well-dressed, Alderson is the haute couture of humour.' - Kathy Lette

ISBN: 9780143205609
ISBN-10: 0143205609
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 29th August 2011
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 19.7

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Maggie, in her own words -

I was born in London, brought up in Staffordshire and educated at the University of St Andrews.

I have edited four magazines: British ELLE and ES (I was Editor of the Year for that – get me) in London, then Cleo (acting editor) and Mode in Sydney. I also worked on the Evening Standard and the Sydney Morning Herald. Newspapers are my spiritual home. My column in Good Weekend magazine has been running for over ten years and has been collected into three books.

I have written five novels, and co-edited three books of short stories for the charity War Child. I have most recently co-edited an absolutely filthy book of rude stories, with my writer pals Kathy Lette, Jessica Adams and Imogen Edwards-Jones.

I currently live in Hastings Old Town on the south coast of England, with my husband and seven-year old daughter, but I move a lot. I have about 150 pairs of shoes and I am currently writing another novel.

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