Some people, the author included, love shopping so much that even the weekly trawl round Waitrose is a treat. In this guide and memoir, India Knight dissects the singular pleasures afforded by this favourite pastime: from dragging your mother around TopShop aged 14, to feeling your entire life would somehow be perfect if only you bought that battered leather sofa. Part series of essays, part lists of essential information, you will never wonder about where to get the perfect 2-inches-off-the-waist pants again. "The Shops" is a book for anyone who's ever had to part with cash, which is to say, a book for everyone. Full of crucial information, the book is designed to turn even the most reluctant purchaser into a devoted, converted happy shopper.
Used availability for India Knight's The Shops
November 2003 : USA Hardback
August 2004 : UK Paperback
August 2004 : Canada, UK Kindle edition