Do you ever get the feeling that your sparkly red Jimmy Choos might be sliding over the edge of the yellow brick road?
Overwhelmed by the realities of first-time motherhood and disillusioned with the corporate world, Jane trades in her Manolos for nappies, nipple shields and the foot spread of a yeti: a lifestyle choice her man-eating girlfriend, Rachel, thinks is taking retro chic just one step too far. Unlike the lovely, Liz, who'd give anything to be in Jane's pram shoes.
Desperate to reconnect with the outside world, Jane finds salvation in her local New Mothers Group, a nonagenarian neighbour, and a royal duo of bloggers dedicated to shoes and behind-the-scenes celebrity gossip.
Meanwhile, he unlucky-in-love best friend, Fi, thinks she's found THE one- Marco. Should Jane be concerned that Marco is handsome, intelligent, Italian show designer with a passion for teaching his craft to bored housewives? Or that her career-focused husband is spending increasingly long hours at work?
A heart-warming and timless tale of the transition from working-girl to new mum, The Shoe Princess's Guide to the Galaxy marks a vivacious new voice in female fiction that will captivate fans of Sophie Kinsella, Adele Parks and Maggie Alderson.
Emma Bowd was born in a small, seaside town in Australia. She moved to London soon after graduating from university, where she put to rest a nomadic upbringing and spent eleven wonderful years working, traveling and discovering the vices of New Bond Street. The daughter of a book-loving millipede, she has a life-long love affair with shoes and writing. Whilst The Shoe Princess's Guide to the Galaxy is her first novel, she has also published two non fiction books: A Passion for Shoes and A Passion for Handbags, both of which have been international bestsellers and translated into several languages. She is regularly called upon to talk about shoes, and has a guest spot on BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour. She recently moved to Melbourne, where shje lives with her husband and two young children. She does not believe that you can ever have too many pairs of shoes.
The Shoe Princess's Guide to the Galaxy
Allen and Unwin Australia
Author: Emma Bowd