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Business as usual
Business as usual
Oliver, Jane2020
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This is a delightful illustrated novel in letters from Hilary Fane, an Edinburgh girl fresh out of university who is determined to support herself by her own earnings in London for a year, despite the mutterings of her surgeon fiancee. After a nervous beginning looking for a job while her savings rapidly diminish, she finds work as a typist in the London department store of Everyman's (a very thin disguise for Selfridges), and rises rapidly through the ranks to work in the library, where she has to enforce modernising systems on her entrenched and frosty colleagues. Business as Usual is charming: light, intelligent, heart-warming, funny, and entertaining. It's deeply interesting as a record of the history of shopping in the 1930s, and also fascinating for its unflinching descriptions of social conditions, poverty and illegitimacy.
Main title:
Business as usual / Jane Oliver & Ann Stafford.
AUTHOR:
Imprint:
Reading : Handheld Press, 2020.©1933
Collation:
266 pages ; 22 cm.
Series title:
Notes:
Originally published: 1933.
ISBN:
9781912766185 (paperback)
Dewey class:
823.912
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult FictionOLIVAvailable
Sandringham LibraryAdult FictionOLIVComing soon: at our suppliers (Set: 29 Jun 2020)
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