A compendium of beautiful thoughts for women of taste and splendor.
Edward Monkton, perhaps better known as the U.K.'s top-selling
living poet Giles Andreae, pairs a witty and quirky writing style
with simple yet elegant illustrations to celebrate the four
bastions of femininity, namely: shoes, chocolate, purses, and
Be it a handbag of glory, the shoes of salvation, the beautiful
frock, or the kingdom of chocolate, Monkton fluidly expounds the
virtues of many a lady's desires:
"Buy me, Lady," said the frock,
"and I will make you into a
BEAUTIFUL and WHOLE and
COMPLETE Human Being."
"Do not be SILLY," said the Man,
"for a frock alone cannot do that."
"TRUE," said the Lady. "I will
have the Shoes and the Bag as well."