A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff
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Every dress has a history. And so does every woman.

BONUS: This edition contains an A Vintage Affair discussion guide and an excerpt from Isabel Wolff's The Very Picture of You.
Phoebe Swift’s friends are stunned when she abruptly leaves a plum job to open her own vintage clothing shop in London—but to Phoebe, it’s the fulfillment of a dream, and her passion. Digging for finds in attics and wardrobes, Phoebe 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 elegant suits and couture gowns, Phoebe finds a child’s sky-blue coat—an item with which Mrs. Bell is stubbornly reluctant to part. As the two women become friends, Phoebe will learn the poignant 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.

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About Isabel Wolff

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ISABEL WOLFF was born in Warwickshire and studied English at Cambridge. She is the author of seven bestselling novels, and has been published in twenty-three languages. She lives with her family in London, where she is at work on her next novel, to be published by Bantam.

Author Residence: London, England.

Author Hometown: Rugby, Warwickshire
Published June 17, 2010 by Bantam. 370 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Romance. Fiction

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It’s the story of guilt-ridden ex-Sotheby’s textile specialist Phoebe Swift, now opening a vintage-clothes shop in South London as a means of starting over after the death of her best friend Emma, caused in part by Phoebe’s altered priorities after her engagement to a man Emma wanted for herself.

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As she opens her boutique vintage shop, Village Vintage, readers are whipped past a dozen colorful personalities, from Ms.

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Now living in San Francisco, she works as an information architect and library consultant and has been published in Marie Claire, Redbook, Sports Afield, SEEN, Double Negative, Sportswear International, IndiePlanet, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, The Bold Italic, Her Fab Life, the Sephora blog, Eco F...

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