Something Wholesale: My Life and Times in the Rag Trade (Common Reader Editions)

Something Wholesale: My Life and Times in the Rag Trade (Common Reader Editions)

by Eric Newby
     
 
Back from World War II, young Eric Newby fell into a funk, moping at his parents’ home and daydreaming about becoming a traveler. Fed–up, the elder Newbys one day made him one: “We’re sending you to Sheffield with the Gown Collection.” And thus began his improbable, hilarious career as a commercial traveler for the antediluvian family

Overview

Back from World War II, young Eric Newby fell into a funk, moping at his parents’ home and daydreaming about becoming a traveler. Fed–up, the elder Newbys one day made him one: “We’re sending you to Sheffield with the Gown Collection.” And thus began his improbable, hilarious career as a commercial traveler for the antediluvian family firm, Lane & Newby Ltd., “Mantle Manufacturers and Wholesale Costumiers.” Something Wholesale, originally published in 1962 and added to in the ’70s and ’80s, is one of the sweetest, funniest, and most touchingly unassuming memoirs I’ve ever read. (If you just want to call it Newby’s best book, there’ll be no argument from us.)

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Evelyn Waugh
I read it at once and liked it awfully.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888173802
Publisher:
Akadine Press, The
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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