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Reviews

  • This stirring, evocative novel tells it exactly as it was

    Fay Weldon
  • Not since One Day have I stayed up so late reading a book, but Rona Jaffe's The Best of Everything has me gripped...So much more than chick-lit

    Laura Craik, The Evening Standard
  • The emotional lives of these women are beautifully drawn...It is, I think, the perfect summer read: juicy, involving and classy. Even as you smile at the thought that smoking was once considered a skill, and white cotton gloves a wardrobe basic, it will also make you feel nostalgic for your own past, for those feverish days when fear and elation were pretty much the same thing

    Rachel Cooke, The Observer
  • One of Don's first bed companions in series one of Mad Men is not another woman, but The Best of Everything, this 1958 novel by Rona Jaffe...It is a world of typing pools and tie-wearing at all times; of whiskey drinking and womanising; a world in which secretaries grope their way towards feminism with difficulty and bosses grope their secretaries with with ease...As Draper himself might say: fascinating

    The Times
  • Decades before Sex and the City, Jaffe recorded the minutiae of women's lives and broke powerful taboos.

    Joan Smith, The Independent

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