It Pays to be Good (Paperback)
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It Pays to be Good (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 01/10/2015
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Flossie Elk's headmistress maintained that "Beauty is the cause of much sorrow." Her father, greengrocer George Elk, always said that "Beauty is a lure of Satan" and only wanted his daughter to be "a nice sensible girl as'll make a good wife for some man." But Mrs. Elk knew of the astounding power wielded by the beautiful: "If you 'ave the looks, you use 'em, my girl," she said to a gurgling Flossie in her pram. Even then, Flossie needed no telling.Noel Streatfeild casts a cynical eye backstage on to a world she knew so well before, disillusioned, she abandoned it to become a writer. Originally published in 1936, the reviews unanimously declared this to be Streatfeild's finest book so far, witty, intelligent and subtle.

Publisher: Greyladies
ISBN: 9781907503474
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Edition: New edition

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“A cynical celebrity - in 1936!”

Noel Streatfeild’s 1936 novel features a character that was not at all likeable; she described her as “presented only to dislike and to entertain”. Flossie, or later “Virginia” is a dominant character in every sense,... More

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