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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk (Paperback)
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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk (Paperback)

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Paperback 300 Pages / Published: 29/06/2017
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"In my reckless and undiscouraged youth, I worked in a walnut-panelled office thirteen floors above West 35th Street..."
 
When 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish steps out of her apartment on New Year’s Eve in 1984, little does she know she’s about to embark on a journey across the whole of Manhattan.
 
Lillian is no ordinary 85-year-old. On her arrival to New York in the 1930s she took the city by storm, working her way up from writing copy for Macy’s department store to become the world’s highest paid advertising woman.

Now, alone on New Year’s Eve, her usual holiday ritual in ruins, Lillian decides to take a walk. After all, it might be her last chance. Armed with only her mink coat and quick-witted charm, Lillian walks, and begins to reveal the story of her remarkable life.
 
Based on a true story, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk paints a portrait of an extraordinary woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hiphop.
 
'Extraordinary . . . Rooney creates a glorious paean to a distant literary life and time.' – Publishers Weekly
 
'A witty and heartfelt ode to a city, to its infinite variety, to its melting pot of citizens.' - Boston Globe
 
'Easily the best gadding-around-town novel since Dawn Powell and Dorothy Parker.' – Daniel Handler, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events

Publisher: Daunt Books
ISBN: 9781911547013
Number of pages: 300
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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“A real delight to read. ”

It is New Year’s Eve in 1984 and 85- year-old Lillian is heading out to a party to see out the old year and see in the new one. Why take a cab when you can walk and this is indeed what Lillian does and walks around... More

Paperback edition
3rd October 2017
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“A charming New York stroll”

This is a delightful book about a rather eccentric writer who composes advertising copy for department store Macy's. Lillian is very popular with almost everyone she comes across at work, although away from the... More

Paperback edition
16th January 2018
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