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A Vintage Affair


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ISBN13: 9780553807837
ISBN10: 0553807838
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Every dress has a history. And so does every woman.


In Isabel Wolff’s captivating A Vintage Affair, a treasured child’s coat becomes a thread of hope connecting two very different women.


Her friends are stunned when Phoebe Swift abruptly leaves a plum job at the prestigious Sotheby’s auction house to open her own vintage clothing shop in London—but to Phoebe, it’s the fulfillment of a dream. In the sunlight-flooded interior of Village Vintage, surrounded by Yves Saint Laurent silk scarves, Vivienne Westwood bustle skirts, cupcake dresses, and satin gowns, Phoebe hopes to make her store the hot new place to shop, even as she deals with two ardent suitors, her increasingly difficult mother, and a secret from her past that casts a shadow over her new venture.

For Phoebe, each vintage garment carries its own precious history. Digging for finds in attics and wardrobes, Phoebe is rewarded whenever she finds something truly unique, for she knows that when you buy a piece of vintage clothing, you’re not just buying fabric and thread—you’re buying a piece of someone’s past. But one particular article of clothing will soon unexpectedly change her life. 


Thérèse Bell, an elderly Frenchwoman, has an impressive clothing collection. But among the array of smart suits and couture gowns, Phoebe finds a child’s sky-blue coat—an item with which Bell is stubbornly reluctant to part. As the two women become friends, Phoebe will learn the tale of that little blue coat. And she will discover an astonishing connection between herself and Thérèse Bell—one that will help her heal the pain of her own past and allow her to love again.


About the Author

Isabel Wolff was born in Warwickshire, England, and attended Cambridge University. She is the author of seven bestselling novels, which have been published in twenty-five languages. She lives in London with her family. Bantam Books will publish her next novel in 2011.

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friends12, August 10, 2010 (view all comments by friends12)
Iam eager to read this book. II reaid an except of the book and it was amazing
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Kimberly Bailey, April 14, 2010 (view all comments by Kimberly Bailey)
I won an advanced copy of A Vintage Affair and I'm glad that I did! I went into this novel expecting a fluffy read, but it turned out to be much more than that. The story was fun, touching, inspirational, mysterious, and romantic all at once. I thoroughly enjoyed looking up pictures of the vintage clothing described in the book. Although I'm already a huge fan of fashion, I've never been that into vintage. This novel opened my eyes! I have a new found respect for vintage clothing and an interest in the "story" behind the garments. This was a great read that made me smile, laugh, and cry.
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A Novel
Wolff, Isabel
General Fiction
Love stories
World War, 1939-1945 -- France.
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9.46x6.38x1.25 in. 1.38 lbs.

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