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Loulou Landers, London's undisputed Queen of Vintage Fashion, meets a man on the eve of her dreaded forty-ninth birthday. Unfortunately, he's barely half her age, and Loulou's just not ready to 'go cougar'.

'Was he even twenty-five?  He was half my age and I was dancing with him like some moon-eyed teenager.'

Loulou Landers, London's undisputed Queen of Vintage Fashion, meets a man on the eve of her dreaded forty-ninth birthday.  He's kind, he's sensitive, he's divinely handsome and he carries a designer suit like George Clooney.  Unfortunately, he's barely half her age, and Loulou's just not ready to 'go cougar'.

Then there is Loulou's 21-year-old daughter, Theo, who won't get a job, won't move out, wears chainstore fashion, and hasn't said a civil word to her mother for years.  And she is on the verge of her own spectacularly unsuitable affair.

So how will Loulou cope with a daughter who's off the rails, a man who won't take no for an answer, an ageing process that won't slow down – not to mention a birthday party in a camping ground?  Like she always has – with wit, grit and an exemplary sense of style.

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    9781742531625

    October 20, 2010

    Penguin eBooks

    434 pages

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