Some people, the author included, love shopping so much that even the weekly trawl round Waitrose is a treat. In this guide and memoir, India Knight dissects the singular pleasures afforded by this favourite pastime: from dragging your mother around TopShop aged 14, to feeling your entire life would somehow be perfect if only you bought that battered leather sofa. Part series of essays, part lists of essential information, you will never wonder about where to get the perfect 2-inches-off-the-waist pants again. "The Shops" is a book for anyone who's ever had to part with cash, which is to say, a book for everyone. Full of crucial information, the book is designed to turn even the most reluctant purchaser into a devoted, converted happy shopper.
India Knight is the author of three previous novels: My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me and Comfort and Joy. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.