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    The Freudian Slip (Paperback) By (author) Marion Von Adlerstein

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    DescriptionEarly sixties in Sydney. Women wear princess-line dresses, edge-to-edge duster coats, gloves, perfectly matched handbags and shoes and seamed stockings. They are defined by the vital statistics of their bust, waist and hip measurements and if they are over thirty they re over the hill. Kings Cross is bohemian, Paddington is pre-gentrified and the crowd at Beppi s and the Ozone charge their boozy lunches to job numbers. At the advertising agency Bofinger Adams Rawson & Keane, two talented women hold important creative roles. One, Bea, is a copywriter. The other, Desi, is a television producer. Because they are successful in their work and rewarded by it, few of their colleagues know how adept they are at mismanaging their private lives. Anxious to join this starred twosome is a young secretary named Stella, who embodies all the qualities for success ambition, dedication, energy, efficiency except creative talent. In its absence she relies on stealth, flattery and plagiarism, to walk, in her Jane Debster toe-peepers, all over the others in realising her ambition. She succeeds. At least, for a while ...


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    Title
    The Freudian Slip
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marion Von Adlerstein
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 332 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780733629396
    ISBN 10: 0733629393
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC23: 823.914
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    Hachette Australia
    Imprint name
    Hachette Australia
    Publication date
    18 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Sydney
    Author Information
    Born in Sydney, Marion von Adlerstein worked as an advertising copywriter in Melbourne, London and New York in the fifties and sixties. Between 1976 and 1998 she held several posts with Vogue Australia publications, including Travel Director. During those years Marion wrote about many subjects, including fashion, beauty and interiors. She is the author of THE PASSIONATE SHOPPER and THE PENGUIN BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, both published by Penguin. THE FREUDIAN SLIP is her first novel.