(Well, that was the rumour.) Miss Cartwright, the buyer - lucky, lucky Miss Cartwright - has the privilege of swishing around in "coin-spotted cotton pique". But although her detail is superb and her voice delectable, her range is static.
And then there's Magda: "Magda the luscious, the svelte and full-bosomed, the beautifully tailored and manicured and coiffed, was the most overwhelming, scented, gleaming, god-awful and ghastly snake-woman that Mrs Williams, Miss Baines . She's more Barbara Pym than any of the above and has the same annoying tendency to archness.
Lesley, who decides to change her name to Lisa in the job interview, has taken a position as a temporary sales assistant in Goodes as she waits for the results of her exams. Lisa is a girl who needs to use "gosh" every five minutes.
Into this rigid little female tableau tiptoes 17-year-old Lesley Miles.
is the first of four novels by the Australian-born Madeleine St John. St John went to Sydney University in 1960 where she majored in English literature and spent her spare time with the glamorous theatre group.
It is also the only novel set in Australia and the only novel not previously published here - something that Text, with its usual canny eye, is remedying. Goodes, a large department store in Sydney, the sales assistants change into their black frocks on arrival every morning and out of them again every evening before hieing home. She graduated in 1963 and later moved permanently to London.
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