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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

The era of Mad Men via novels, set in New York

 Mad Men is back on TV and to celebrate we have chosen some fiction to match! It's Season 6, and it's a very literary season! As it moves through the 1960s everything gets a lot more hairy, too, whether bodywise or plotwise! Click on the covers to find out more and purchase.
One of Don's first bed companions in Series 1 of Mad Men is not another woman, but The Best of Everything, this 1958 novel by Rona Jaffe ...It is a world of typing pools and tie-wearing at all times; of whiskey drinking and womanising; a world in which secretaries grope their way towards feminism with difficulty, and bosses grope their secretaries with with ease...As Draper himself might say: fascinating (The Times )

"The author really seems to capture the atmosphere of 1950's New York and I was totally transported there via these pages"

Lucia Sartori, now in her seventies, single, tells the story of her life to the only other single woman who lives in the same apartment block as her Kit who is mid twenties. It is the story of New York in the 1950s, of an Italian American family and their values.

And finally from New York magazine:

And if you know of any other 1950/1960s New York set great reads that we could feature, let us know in the Comments Box below. 

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