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Valley Of The Dolls - Virago Modern Classics (Hardback)
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Valley Of The Dolls - Virago Modern Classics (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages / Published: 03/07/2008
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With a cover design by founder of Biba, Barbara Hulanicki

Valley of the Dolls took the world by storm when it was first published in 1966. Never had a book been so frank about sex, drugs and show business. It is often sited as the bestselling novel of all time.

Dolls - red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight. For Anne, Neely and Jennifer, it doesn't matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach. These three beautiful women become best friends when they are young and in New York, struggling to make their names in the entertainment industry. Only when they reach the peak of their careers do they find there's nowhere left to go but down - to the Valley of the Dolls.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844085255
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 594 g
Dimensions: 135 x 200 x 39 mm


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The kind of book most of its readers could not put down. I, for one, could not . . . For me reading Valley of the Dolls was like reading a very, very long, absolutely delicious gossip column . . . Magnetic * Nora Ephron *
Valley Of The Dolls remains a brave, bold, angry and, yes, definitely a feminist book. All that, and still about the most fun you can have without a prescription -- Julie Burchill * Guardian *
Jackie, it seemed, understood by instinct that her readers were ready for the raw side of love . . . for a franker sexuality and a tougher kind of story-for romance with tears and oral sex -- Michael Korda * The New Yorker *
Valley of the Dolls remains a pop-culture touchstone: a gleefully salacious story of friendship, sex, backstabbing and pills . . . Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the tawdry tale of Anne Welles, Jennifer North and Neely O'Hara hasn't lost its punch . . . One of the most talked-about books of all time * New York Times *
50 years later, it's still spot on. The world's changed immensely but the climb to the top is still a tough one * Michael Kors *
Much imitated, but never bettered * Daily Telegraph *
Valley of the Dolls remains a pop-culture touchstone: a gleefully salacious story of friendship, sex, backstabbing and pills . . . Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the tawdry tale of Anne Welles, Jennifer North and Neely O'Hara hasn't lost its punch . . . One of the most talked-about books of all time * New York Times *
50 years later, it's still spot on. The world's changed immensely but the climb to the top is still a tough one * Michael Kors *
Valley Of The Dolls remains a brave, bold, angry and, yes, definitely a feminist book. All that, and still about the most fun you can have without a prescription -- Julie Burchill * Guardian *
About the most fun you can have without a prescription! * Julie Burchill *
Decades ahead of its time...Mesmerizing...The equation of emotional dependencies with drug addiction in one comprehensive personality disorder is, if anything, MORE CHIC TODAY. * VILLAGE VOICE *
Jackie, it seemed, understood by instinct that her readers were ready for the RAW SIDE OF LOVE...for a franker sexuality and a tougher kind of story - for romance with tears AND oral sex. * Michael Korda, THE NEW YORKER *

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“WOW! Just WOW!”

This book has got to be one of the greatest books of all time! I cannot believe I have only just read it now!

This is most definitely the Pop culture of the sixties. Drugs, Sex, Plenty of arguments and very racy! A... More

Paperback edition
11th June 2016
Helpful? Upvote 90

“Into the valley”

Jacqueline Susanns best known and most loved novel is a combination of ballsy, break-a-leg theatricals and soap opera romance - all overblown and drug-addled. What singles it out from so many other similar books is... More

Paperback edition
23rd November 2012
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“valley of the dolls”

Before I read this, i first saw a movie version of the book, I loved it instantly, and wanted to read the book. I wasn't dissapointed.
This book is wonderful, it's funny ,sad, and very moving. A wonderful... More

Paperback edition
24th March 2016
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