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The Shop Girls Audiobook

The Shop Girls: A True Story of Hard Work, Friendship and Fashion in an Exclusive 1950s Department Store

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Publisher's Summary

For Eve, Irene, Betty, and Rosemary, working at the exclusive Heyworth's department store in Cambridge is a dream come true. Once the girls step inside the elegant building, the hardships of their own lives are temporarily forgotten.

Serving a variety of customers, from glamorous gypsy queens to royalty and the city's fashionable elite, the store is a place where these young women can forge successful careers under the ever-watchful eye of flamboyant owner Mr Heyworth.

©2014 Ellee Seymour (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

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    Kirsteen Tain, United Kingdom 22/02/2017
    Kirsteen Tain, United Kingdom 22/02/2017 Member Since 2016

    I love reading but don't have time so I just love audible because it gives me the chance to listen to great books when doing mundane tasks.

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    "Interesting account"

    I quite enjoyed this listen but I found it to be more like a documentary than a story. It was an interesting account of the ladies stories of their time as shopgirls at Hayworth's. As a big fan of the TV series Mr. Selfridge I'd hoped it would be a fast paced story like that but it's a much tamer version. I also found there was a lot of repetition which was irritating in an audio book because I kept thinking I'd accidentally skipped back to a previous chapter. Other than that I did think it was nice to hear snippets of these women's lives.

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  • Rachel
    Atascadero, CA, United States
    15/11/16
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    "Too much backstory"

    Too much backstory! I am all for back stories, but to be three hours into the book and be introduced to yet another character and another extensive backstory is too much for me I'm going to return this book! The heart of the book may be wonderful but I'm too confused by all the characters and all the extensive back stories -three hours of back stories is 2 1/2 hours too much for me!

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