A Girl for All Seasons (The Year in High Heels) - Book Review

by - Friday, April 15, 2011

A follow up to Camilla Morton's successful How to Walk in High Heels, this book is an invaluable guide to what we could be doing or thinking about through each month of the year. Here I'm reviewing my hardcover copy (A Girl for All Seasons); in paperback form, this book is called "The Year in High Heels".

Now before I begin: if you haven't yet read this book but have preconceptions about it's content, you'll likely be wondering why on earth such a title is being reviewed on a site about parenting.

While aimed at fashionable (and somewhat wealthy) twenty-somethings, I find Morton's second book offers far more than fashion tips and beauty regimes.

A Girl for All Seasons is divided into chapters representing months of the year and includes:
  • A "Wish you were here" postcard from a different international city by a guest author
  • A "Muse of the month" profile of a famous cultural icon
  • "Page Turner" recommended reads
  • An insightful article regarding a different type of shoe, aptly titled "Foot Notes"
Plus many "How to..." guides to cover virtually every aspect of a modern woman's life.

Sure, this is not aimed at hardworking mums, but it offers an intelligent and refreshing change to the glossy magazine approach of women's lifestyle books. I find myself dipping into it often, even for inspiration towards posts on Glamumous or to be reminded of what I could be enjoying this month.

I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys reading about the more interesting aspects of womanhood, or as the perfect gift for a female relative/friend of any age!


Title: A Girl for All Seasons (Also known as The Year in High Heels)
Author: Camilla Morton
First Published: 2007

Reviewed by: Amanda Kennedy on April 15.

Rating: 4/5

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