The Ladies’ Paradise by Emile Zola in Ely

Monday 11th October 2010

  • Venue The Bookshop, 9 High Street, Ely, CB7 4LJ
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm

An often overlooked, but fascinating instalment in Zola’s great series of novels anatomizing French society in the mid-Nineteenth Century. Set in and around a fashionable Parisian department store, the book offers a remarkably shrewd insight into the changing worlds of work, leisure and middle-class morality, enlivened by Zola’s characteristic eye for detail.