If only our clothes could talk!
The Secret Lives of Dresses!
by Erin McKean.
This is simply a glamourous read, with all the charm, simple sophistication and class of a vintage or retro dress.
Dresses, which collectively become a character in this book and tell the stories of their owners, with wistful or vibrant, melancholy or joyous emotion.
A range of feelings that Dora traverses as she comes to terms with love and loss and friendship and family.
A university student, with a crush on her not-much-older-boss, Dora returns to her childhood hometown where her beloved grandmother Mimi has had a heart attack.
Mimi has a life-long passion for clothes from the past, and runs a store that Dora has taken only a polite, if not critical interest in.
That is, until tragedy and old-age fashion combine to help Dora unlock the unknowns of her childhood and the mystery of what may lie ahead.
4.5 bubbles… One to take and read on a beach!
Makes you want to go out and buy a vintage dress – loved it!
I read it too… but not so enamoured. Wanted less about Dora and more about the secret lives of the dresses!!!