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The Golightly List

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Breakfast at Tiffany's (Modern Library)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (Modern Library)
"Holly was a call-girl and actually had short hair dyed a 'ragbag' selection of blonde tones but she's still the equal to Audrey Hepburn any day."
Bonjour Tristesse (Essential Penguin)
Bonjour Tristesse (Essential Penguin)
"The French do everything better and that includes adolescent angst."
The Collected Short Stories of F.Scott Fitzgerald (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Collected Short Stories of F.Scott Fitzgerald (Penguin Modern Classics)
"'The Great Gatsby' was his masterpiece but  his short stories are like small, rare jewels.  'Bernice Bobs Her Hair' is my favourite and is scarily accurate about the vindictiveness of the female sex."
The Garden of Eden
The Garden of Eden
"The least macho of Hemingway's novels and the sexiest..."
Complete Stories (Penguin twentieth century classics)
Complete Stories (Penguin twentieth century classics)
"Parker was a true 'broad' and beat the boys at their own game.  Her wit slices through testosterone with ease and will make any woman chuckle."
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
"An immaculately crafted novel with the headstrong and irresistable  young Scout at it's heart.  For any woman who used to be a tomboy."
The Bombshell Manual Of Style
The Bombshell Manual Of Style
"Wonderful fun!  Funny, informative and frivolous - like all the best bombshells."
Travels With My Aunt (Vintage Classics)
Travels With My Aunt (Vintage Classics)
"When I'm an old woman this is what I plan to be like."
A Streetcar Named Desire and Other Plays: "Sweet Bird of Youth"; "A Streetcar Named Desire"; "The Glass Menagerie" (Penguin Modern Classics)
A Streetcar Named Desire and Other Plays: "Sweet Bird of Youth"; "A Streetcar Named Desire"; "The Glass Menagerie" (Penguin Modern Classics)
"All Tennesse's best work in one book.  You can almost feel the heat and sensuality of the American south as you read."
The Second Sex (Vintage Classics)
The Second Sex (Vintage Classics)
"An essential read for all women - it's not negotiable."
The Female Eunuch
The Female Eunuch
"Picks up where Simone left off."
Gigi and the Cat (Vintage Classics)
Gigi and the Cat (Vintage Classics)
"Want to know why Bridget Jones could never have been a French woman?  Read this."
The Fabulous Girl's Guide To Decorum
The Fabulous Girl's Guide To Decorum
"Sometimes states the obvious but still good fun.  You'll find yourself hyper-aware of your manners after reading this, which is not necessarily a bad thing."
The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women
The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women
"I love makeup and everything girly as much as the next woman but this book made me totally re-evalute my attitudes"
Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder
Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder
"Sebastian will always be one of my favourite fictional characters.  He's the spiritual twin of Holly Golightly and totally beguiling."
The Happy Prince And Other Tales (Everyman's Library Children's Classics)
The Happy Prince And Other Tales (Everyman's Library Children's Classics)
"The most beautiful fairy stories ever told but far too sad and bitter-sweet for children."
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: AND But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: AND But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
"A mischievious satire of the 'blonde bimbo' stereotype."
Love in a Cold Climate (Penguin Modern Classics)
Love in a Cold Climate (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Proves that British women have just as much wit and charm as their counterparts across the channel - or at least they did in the first half of the twentieth century!"
The Collected Stories of Edith Wharton
The Collected Stories of Edith Wharton
"The female Henry James but actually far superior."
Remembrance of Things Past: Combray v.1: Combray Vol 1
Remembrance of Things Past: Combray v.1: Combray Vol 1
"The best ever exposé of high society."