Let’s Talk Books
Now that the summer holidays are just round the corner and we can start to imagine ourselves lounging by the pool, the sun shining, a cocktail in one hand and a book in the other, the girls at JD have turned our conversation to our favourite holiday reads and new picks for the year.
Top of our list for new releases this month:
– Fashion Icon, Vogue Contributing Editor and Novelist
New York Times best selling author of Bergdorf Blondes and Vogue Contributing Editor, Plum Sykes is back with what will be her 3rd novel in almost 10 years. Celebrating the release of Party Girls Die in Pearls: An Oxford Girl Mystery, Sykes gave vogue an exclusive interview, discussing her return to the novelist world and her inspiration behind the 1980’s inspired comic murder mystery, set in Oxford University. Her love for Agatha Christie influenced the murder mystery theme but it was important for her to keep it light and comical. The book worms of JD are very much looking forward to its release later this month.
Sykes’ fashionable link to the literature world has inspired us to begin our very own Jane Davidson Book Club! Where we will share and review what we’re reading over Spring/Summer. We’d also love to hear what you’re reading or your all time favourite books so please join in the conversation – we love a good recommendation.
First up on the review panel is Boutique Manager, Judith:
Jo Malone, My Story.
Talk about an inspirational holiday read. This book was a real page-turner for me. Because I’d have liked to hear Jo Malone speak at a couple of business events I’ve been invited to but never able to attend, this book seemed the logical next best thing. Jo’s passion for life shines through, as does her spirit of hard work and sheer determination. I took from this read a candid tale of childhood challenges, emotional everyday life and a kitchen table start-up that became an international brand through creativity, strength and resilience. Not only that but when life isn’t a bed of roses, Jo Malone herself comes over as both humorous and gracious.A truly good read about an inspirational woman who was once told she’d make nothing of her life!
Next on my list…Which to start first? A crime story with twists and turns in the dark heart of our very own Edinburgh? Or, a unique portrait of classic Paris haute couture of the 1950s?
1.Ian Rankin, Rather Be The Devil.
The dark heart of Edinburgh remains up for grabs.
2.“Dior by Dior: The Autobiography of Christian Dior” by Christian Dior
An autobiography and step-by-step look at the entire haute couture process, from the first sketch, to the packed show in the grand salon, to the client fittings.