About



Every day the blog features a different book: there’ll be an extract describing some aspect of clothes, or accessories, and a picture suggested by that description, then a few comments on the book and picture.

Here are some of the most successful, popular, or best-loved entries to start you off:
Period Piece
http://clothesinbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/books-of-1952-period-piece.html
Ballet Shoes
I Capture the Castle
http://clothesinbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/in-full-glory-of-some-passion-james.html
The Dead

Stig of the Dump

Insignificant Others




Using the tabs at the top of the page you can:

- See all the photos on one page, and very enchanting they look too. This page opens in Pinterest, so use the back keys to get back to the blog.

- Get to a page listing all the books that have featured in alphabetical order of author. (If you find any mistakes or bad links please let me know – there doesn’t seem to be any easy or quick way of producing this list, and it is hard work, so mistakes may well creep in. If you know of any way to produce such a list automatically would also love to know.)

You can use either blog search engine (the one at the top produces full entries, the one at the side quick references) or the labels (below the entries) to look for themed entries. Some suggestions: black dress, white dress, fur, silk, hats, clothes panic.

As far as I am aware there are no copyright issues about any of the words or pictures – if you think differently please let me know.

Ideas or suggestions for future entries are most welcome.

Email address:
clothesinbooks@hotmail.co.uk

 

Comments

  1. I found your blog so interesting. Margot Kinberg featured you in he blog this week so I thought I'd pop over and take a look. Well worth the visit. Such an interesting, informative blog. Thanks for sharing. I am reminded of the History Wardrobe Company whom I met when they did a tour of libraries in the UK some time back, dressing in period costume, explaining the rituals and meanings behind the clothes and the status of certain outfits and certain occasions when one would wear an item or not. Wondeful. Jane.

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    1. Thanks for visiting and for kind comments Jane. That's so interesting about the History Wardrobe Company, I've not heard of them but will go and look them up - anything like that is so fascinating, isn't it?

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  2. What a lovely idea for a blog! I dabble in crime fiction myself, and thanks to you will have to keep a much better eye on the wardrobe from now on.

    - Mel

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Mel, and glad you are enjoying. I will look out for your name....

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  3. Moira – Thanks for the comment at Margot’s post on my books for her Introducing … feature. Hoping you like the Kay Francis mysteries. Love your blog : where do you find all those great photos?

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    1. Thanks for visiting, and for the kind comments. I am looking forward to reading Murder at the Belmar, it sounds great. There are wonderful photos online - I like to use Creative Commons ones, Flickr has a lovely selection.

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  4. I really enjoy coming to your blog. I'm not a fashionista by any means, but love well designed clothes and history -- your blog is a combo of two favorite things! Thanks for all your hard work. Noted and appreciated. :-)
    liz in texas

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, you made my day! I hope you will continue to visit.

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  5. Came across you on The Guardian books blog - I love games like the one you're playing and will be back

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    1. Thank you - how nice! I hope you will enjoy future visits....

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  6. What a great idea! I've just found your blog via Martin Edwards and shall be following you in future. Love clothes, love books!

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    1. Thank you, how kind, you are very welcome - I hope you enjoy future visits.

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  7. Hi Moira - I don't usually play the awards game, but in this case it felt appropriate. I've nominated you for the

    Very Inspiring Blogger Award

    http://leavesandpages.com/2014/07/22/what-a-nice-surprise-ive-been-nominated-as-a-very-inspiring-blogger-and-invited-to-pass-it-along-here-we-go/

    Thank you for your ongoing inspiration!

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    1. How kind of you - and your own blog is truly one of my own inspirations, as well as providing me with endless new books. I will start preparing my entry....

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  8. Hi. I recently read Linda Grant's The Clothes on her Backs and loved it - I was really pleased to stumble across this blog just now and see that you have featured three of her books here. Would you consider looking at 'Surviving Schizophrenia: a memoir' by Louise Gillett? If you click on the 'Look inside' button on Amazon you'll see a clothes reference in the first few pages - the author wakes up in a mysterious location wearing her sister's clothes and wonders where her own cherished French Connection togs have vanished to...

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    1. Hi there - thanks for coming to comment, and always glad to meet another Linda Grant fan. I will certainly go and take a look at the book you mention.

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