Monday, 3 March 2014

Sex and Shopping in the Jazz Age

There is nothing new about Sex and Shopping, as the British TV series 'Mr Selfridge' demonstrates. Set at the beginning of the 20th century, the period drama is all about conspicuous consumption in one of London's most famous department stores, and the various affairs carried out both above and below stairs.

The second series is set, topically enough, during world war one. It was after this traumatic period that the Jazz Age was born. People wanted to forget about the tragic loss of so many young lives and just have a good time.

It is in this period that the third book of my historical trilogy, 'The Actress,' is set. Milly, god-daughter of Emma who is the main character in the first two novels ('The Seductress' and 'The Mistress') leaves University to enter the budding film industry, where she takes part in some risque movies.

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