Quant by Quant Paperback – 17 Sep 2012
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'One of the most inspiring books I have ever read' --Luella Bartley
'An engagingly told tale' --Guardian
About the Author
Mary Quant (b. 1934) studied at Goldsmiths' College in London. Famed for popularizing the miniskirt, she was awarded an OBE in 1966.
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Just after this book was published, Mary brought out the first ever Hot-Pants and had many more years of success!!
While fashion was the focus of the book, Quant talked about her early life in England and being evacuated with her family during World War II. She had so many hilarious stories to tell from her childhood (and even stories during wartime) that I was laughing out loud soon after starting to read. I still snicker at one story where she and her brother Tony were billeted at a house and were forbidden to pick the apples. That didn't stop them from eating them, however:
"Then [Tony] had a brilliant brainwave; when everyone else in the house was busy, we'd go into the orchard, climb the trees and eat the apples we wanted without picking them. 'We only promised we wouldn't pick them,' he kept emphasizing.
"We really put our hearts into this...it was days before we were discovered. Poor woman! It must have been a ghastly experience for her when she walked into the orchard to count her precious apples and found nothing left but cores hanging on the trees."
and then as she got older:
"We took to police baiting instead. The police are splendid material for anything like this because they take things so seriously.Read more ›
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I'm sure Mary Quant had a very interesting life, but the way this book is written does not endear her to the reader.Very self aggrandising.Published on 10 Jan. 2014 by bev 19