Four girls, one remarkable dress and an extraordinary friendship.
This title comes from the bestselling author of The Loving
Kind. Julia`s best friend has always been Ed - they`ve grown
up together. Ed is now engaged to the sophisticated, grown up
Louise. Julia should be happy for them, but she manages to make a
complete fool of herself at his engagement dinner. She suddenly
realises she doesn`t want to lose him, and throws herself at him in
front of everyone.
When Louise organises a ball with her charity committee, Julia
sees this as her last chance to get Ed back. When she spots the
most incredible dress in Shoestring, the vintage clothes shop she
runs with her sister, she knows she`ll only be able to stagger
through the evening if she`s wrapped in its silky drapes. But the
beautiful dress costs an absolute fortune...Arietty Pilgrim can`t
and won`t attend her ghastly ten year school reunion unless she can
arrive wearing exactly that same dress `funked up` with her
favourite cropped leather jacket. But looking after elephants in
Dublin Zoo does not a millionaire make.After a chance meeting in
the shop, Julia and Arietty set up The Shoestring Club to timeshare
the dress, and start a life altering friendship. There`s just one
problem. In order to buy the dress, they need more partners...