Slave to Fashion (Paperback)

A Novel

By Rebecca Campbell

Villard, 9780375760624, 288pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2002

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Fashion college has taught Katie Castle everything she ever needed to know: how to smoke cigarettes and drink; how to flirt with gay men and straight women; how to get into clubs without paying. Possessed of a sharp eye and a stiletto tongue, Katie talks her way into the job of her dreams. Working for chic designer Penny Moss, Katie snags not only a town house in London’s Primrose Hill but also a cute fiancé, Ludo, who happens to be Penny’s son. But one act of libidinal folly with the company delivery driver costs Katie everything: job, boyfriend, flat, friends. Will she be forced to move back with her sartorially challenged parents? Or can she maneuver a return to fashion that somehow doesn’t involve (gasp!) retail?

Rebecca Campbell has invented a wisecracking heroine who’ll keep you laughing right up to the last page. Katie’s misfortune will be your delight, as this irrepressible wit carpe diems herself into a set of adventures that once again propels her to the top. Slave to Fashion marks the arrival of an uncommonly smart and very funny new writer.

About the Author

Rebecca Campbell was educated at the London School of Economics and the London College of Fashion. She and her mother, Paddy Campbell, run a clothing design firm that sells throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom. She lives in North London with her husband, a writer, and their son, Gabriel.

Praise For Slave to Fashion: A Novel

Advance praise for Slave to Fashion

“I love this book! It’s a fantastically sharp, witty novel, full of hilarious observations and wincingly good one-liners.” —Sophie Kinsella, author of Confessions of a Shopaholic

“Slave to Fashion is so chic, it’s on fire! So deft, it’s designer!” —Molly Jong-Fast, author of Normal Girl

“Sharply observed and very amusing.” —Kirkus Reviews