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  • Published: 20 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781742531625
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 434

Shall We Dance?



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.

'A supreme commentator on the vagaries of fashion.'
- Sunday Age

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- Sydney Morning Herald

'Alderson's books have heart.'
- The Melbourne Weekly

'If you love chick lit, Maggie Alderson is your idol.'
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'Alderson's sensibility and wit make for clever chick lit.'
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  • Published: 20 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781742531625
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 434

About the author

Maggie Alderson

Maggie Alderson was born in London, brought up in Staffordshire and educated at the University of St Andrews. She has worked on nine magazines – editing four of them, including British ELLE – and two newspapers. For many years she covered the international fashion shows.

She has published six bestselling novels and four collections of her columns from Good Weekend magazine. She co-edited two books of short stories in aid of the charity War Child, and In Bed With, a collection of erotic short stories by well-known women writers.

She is married, and has one daughter and twelve pairs of Prada shoes.

'At last we've found her, the female Seinfeld. Warm, witty, wise and well-dressed, Alderson is the haute couture of humour.' – Kathy Lette

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