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The book felt disjointed; she was meant to develop and change through the reading of the book of the title, a s handbook on how to be elegant, but instead her transformation seemed to happen off the page: Quoting liberally from the guidebook, Tessaro writes a lighthearted contemporary version of Pygmalion.

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Oct 14, Robert Beveridge rated it did not like it Shelves: I could have even justified the book’s non-hilariousness thank you, Marilyn Keyes by assuming the blurb was wrong and it was meant to be a family drama rather than a piece of chick lit. Write a customer review.

Read it on the plane on the way to Seattle for a work trip. My review from BookCrossing: May 2nd read: Grace Kelly had it. It works and works well. A forty-year-old encyclopedia of style titled Elegancethis slim volume by formidable French fashion expert Madame Dariaux promises to transform even the plainest of women into creatures of poise and grace.


If I were “Eddie,” her one-dimensional romantic interest who doesn’t actually become a character until the book, thank God, is nearly over, I’d say good riddance and sail my red yacht somewhere else. Her flatmate was so stereotypically gay it hurt.

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I therefore failed to become invested in her romantic attachments and found it difficult to comprehend the fact that she was pursued tezsaro with such vigour when there was very little to recommend her personality. Short and sweet, bookcrossing journal: Louise needs all the help she can get. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

But then again I’m not exactly Ms. The author introduces each chapter with a relevant excerpt from the manual. Wh How do I hate this book? Can’t wait for her next one.

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Mar 15, Ape rated it liked it Shelves: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. But either you intrinsically understand the attraction of searching for hidden treasure amongst rows of dusty shelves or you don’t; it’s a passion, bordering on a spiritual illness, which cannot be explained to the unaffected. Everything in her life seems to be off kilter, including her deeply dissatisfying marriage.

They are always living in flats they can’t possibly afford. So why is it there at all? Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I don’t read lots of fiction and certainly not much of this genre, yet it read quickly. I felt more like the Droopy character in cartoons–an Eeyore-like dog, who always looks depressed and waves a little flag that say “Rah” and says “Hurray” in the most down-trodden voice.


Light reading for the summer. This book runs through 26 tips on acquiring an elegant look, none are new or surprising. I wanted to like this book more than I did. Louise Canova is an American woman from Pittsburgh who lives in London with her chilly actor husband. But secondhand bookshops have pilgrims. Louise realizes that in order to get her life under control, she has to deal with all the painful memories from her past.

May 05, Shirly rated it liked it. I cannot believe they were written by the same person. There were a few things that just never sat well with me in terms of this novel. wlegance

The book is charming and quick to read with no risk that the ending will be other than satisfying, one way or another. This book, I guess, was supposed to be a dark comedy but to me it was teswaro plain sad.

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