The quality of writing in this novel flows like silk, and it was easy to be taken back in time to London in the 60's. It also reflects the frivolity of those times, with a more open attitude to sex, drugs and rock n roll.
The story follows Annabel throughout, as she strives to find a niche for herself in the competitive fashion world of that time, and it is clear that the author has intense love and detailed knowledge of her subject. Woven into the story is Annabel's friendship with Kate the model, and it is as much a novel about relationships with friends, parents and step parents; as sexual love. The timeless dilemma of a career versus family catches up with Annabel, and the finale is unexpected and clever.
The slight negative (for me) was a lack of chemistry between Annabel and her men, and I felt the narrative was at times maybe a little short of some sparky dialogue?
That said, this is a smoothly written story, full of nostalgia and anyone familiar with those times and digging the fashion scene, will love it.