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Clothes-Pegs

(1939)
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Promoted from humble seamstress to glamorous model in a top London fashion store, Annabel is transported to a world of cocktails, luxurious cars, Elizabethan mansions - and back-biting jealousy. Miss Streatfeild, who did her own stint as a mannequin, presents a convincing behind-the-scenes picture of exhaustion, boredom, enforced camaraderie and wonderfully acerbic bitchiness. Sustained by glasses of port and bromo-seltzers, the girls are on the edge of Society; still regarded as the equivalent of chorus-girls, they are good for a dinner-date or weekend rendezvous but not for marriage. Annabel comes from a happy down-to-earth and hard-working family, brought up by the eminently wise Ethel to know right from wrong. So can her romance with a Lord really be doomed?



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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Clothes-pegs
Author(s): Susan Scarlett, Noel Streatfeild
ISBN: 0-9559413-6-9 / 978-0-9559413-6-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Greyladies
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