First Review!

by Erin on November 17, 2010

The first review of The Secret Lives of Dresses has shown up in my feed reader … from Sarah at the blog Domestic Sluttery:

As the author of A Dress A Day, Erin McKean conjures up the most beautiful descriptions of clothes, including a cherry pie print blouse that sent me straight to eBay. In Mimi's shop, Dora discovers that each item comes with a story, and these were absolutely beautiful. The dress that is only for dancing, the dress that is for a very particular meeting…

Although certain elements of the plot were a little predictable for me, The Secret Lives of Dresses is a heart-warming and lovely book that would make a great Christmas present for any vintage lover.

Thanks Sarah! Of course, the book isn't out until February, but I assume they still have book tokens in the UK, right? (I used to love reading about book tokens in children's books. And speaking of children's books, the cover image at that post is for the UK edition — doesn't it look very Noel Streatfeild? I am so lucky in my book covers …)

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Lanetzliving November 17, 2010 at 7:23 am

Congrats Erin! Your Famous!!! ((grin))
I feel like I am waiting for my friend to have a baby………
I pre-ordered my copy. I Have been so looking forward to this. Do you know if they will make this available on Kindle?


Eirlys November 17, 2010 at 7:49 am

Congratulations, Erin! First of many, I’m sure. 😉


Mary Beth Klatt at ✄ Fabric U ✄ iPhone app November 17, 2010 at 8:31 am

The idea that every dress comes with a story…well, that would sell a lot more dresses! It’s like any antique…the more actual history is attached with it, the more valuable it becomes. So eBay and vintage sellers, find out more about the garments in your shop! Ambitious and time-consuming, I know….


Nathalie November 17, 2010 at 10:14 am

I’m in the UK and ordered my copy months ago from So excited was I about the very prospect of the book, I never even thought about a UK edition! But even though it means I’ll miss out on the free domestic shipping, I think I’ll stick with my American copy as I do love that yellow dress…


Lydia November 17, 2010 at 10:22 am

Speaking of you being famous, did I hear you on a recent This American Life podcast? It was like listening to a friend on the radio!


jadoogan November 17, 2010 at 12:59 pm

I love the British cover. It is totally Noel Streatfield. Your US cover looks like summer and your winter cover looks like winter. I kind of want them both. :)
Can’t wait to read it!


Mimi November 17, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Congratulations! Can’t wait to read it.
Lovely cover indeed.


lynneguist November 18, 2010 at 2:31 pm

There are still book tokens…and there aren’t, in that they’re now electronic gift cards like everywhere else. I did a post on the term a while ago:

(Congratulations on your review!)


Holly November 18, 2010 at 2:33 pm

I would rather a book token than a gift card any day!

Congratulations and looking forward to reading your newest book.


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