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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 26/02/2015
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This is The Sunday Times Bestseller. Young Mary Newton, born into a large Irish family in a small Watford semi, was always getting into trouble. When she wasn't choking back fits of giggles at Holy Communion or eating Chappie dog food for a bet, she was accidentally setting fire to the local school. Mary was a trouble magnet. And, unlike her brothers, somehow she always got caught...Britain in the 1970s was a world where R White's lemonade was drunk in secret, curry came in a cardboard box marked Vesta and Beanz meant Heinz. In Mary's family, money was scarce. Clothes were hand-me-downs, holidays a church day out to Hastings and meals were variations on the potato. But these were also good times which revolved around the force of nature that was Theresa, Mary's mum. When tragedy unexpectedly blows this world apart, a new chapter in Mary's life opens up. She takes to the camp and glamour of Harrods window dressing like a duck to water, and Mary, Queen of Shops is born...

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857522863
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 469 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 28 mm

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“Shop Girl by Mary Portas”

I found the book funny, entertaining and an insight into the '60's & 70's through the eyes and experiences of a girl growing up during those times.
Brought back memories.

Paperback edition
21st January 2017
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“Great book”

In Shop Girl A Memoir new responsibilities at home for Mary means her ambitions to act are pushed to one side. Instead of RADA, Mary signs up for a local college course in visual merchandising in the hope that it... More

Hardback edition
3rd October 2015
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