Inside Vogue
Alexandra Shulman

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Narrated By: Alexandra Shulman

Duration: 10 hours and 22 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Inside Vogue, written and read by Alexandra Shulman.

Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman kept a diary of British Vogue's Centenary year. And what a year. She reveals the emotional and logistical minefield of producing the 100th anniversary issue (that Duchess of Cambridge cover surprise), organizing the star-studded Vogue 100 Gala, working with designers from Victoria Beckham to Karl Lagerfeld and contributors from David Bailey to Alexa Chung. All under the continual scrutiny of a television documentary crew.

But narrowly-contained domestic chaos hovers - spontaneous combustion in the kitchen, a temperamental boiler and having to send bin day reminders all the way from Milan fashion week. For anyone who wants to know what the life of a fashion magazine editor is really like, or for any woman who loves her job, this is a rich, honest and sharply observed account of a year lived at the centre of British fashion and culture.

Genre

Diaries, letters & journals, Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Cultural studies: fashion & society

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Candid, introspective, generous and witty

Spectator

Completely compelling . . . fascinating . . . refreshingly unfiltered . . . reminds you what a good writer she is.

GQ

A witty corrective to the BBC's rather flaccid documentary . . . Shulman's skill for casual self-deprecation and the unfiltered wry aside offer a far more nuanced insight into the mammoth task of managing brand Vogue.

Financial Times, 'Best Books of 2016'

Eye-popping, brilliantly candid.

Evening Standard

One of the great social diaries of our time . . . should become a classic.

Sunday Times

Shulman is particularly good on insightful character sketches . . . she is also happy to reveal occasional flashes of her own character and insecurities.

Sunday Express

[Shulman] writes surprisingly frankly . . . a funny, pacy book.