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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Freudian Slip
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'Sydney, 1963. Three young women are taking on the world of advertising. Don Draper wouldn't stand a chance. And Marion knows ... she was there!

'Early sixties in Sydney. Women wear princess-line dresses, edge-to-edge duster coats, gloves, perfectly matched handbags and shoes and seamed stockings. They are defined by the vital statistics of their bust, waist and hip measurements and if they are over thirty they re over the hill. Kings Cross is bohemian, Paddington is pre-gentrified and the crowd at Beppi s and the Ozone charge their boozy lunches to job numbers.

'At the advertising agency Bofinger Adams Rawson & Keane, two talented women hold important creative roles. One, Bea, is a copywriter. The other, Desi, is a television producer. Because they are successful in their work and rewarded by it, few of their colleagues know how adept they are at mismanaging their private lives.

'Anxious to join this starred twosome is a young secretary named Stella, who embodies all the qualities for success ambition, dedication, energy, efficiency except creative talent. In its absence she relies on stealth, flattery and plagiarism, to walk, in her Jane Debster toe-peepers, all over the others in realising her ambition.

'She succeeds. At least, for a while ...' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Briefly reviewed in the Sunday Age (18 December 2011): M 15.

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Works about this Work

Take Three : Chick Lit Louise Crossman , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 15 January 2012; (p. 26)

— Review of The Freudian Slip Marion Von Adlerstein , 2011 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Dianne Dempsey , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 7 January 2012; (p. 28)

— Review of The Freudian Slip Marion Von Adlerstein , 2011 single work novel
Mad Women's Class Act Makes Racy Copy Daphne Guinness , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-25 December 2011; (p. 23)

— Review of The Freudian Slip Marion Von Adlerstein , 2011 single work novel
Mad Women's Class Act Makes Racy Copy Daphne Guinness , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-25 December 2011; (p. 23)

— Review of The Freudian Slip Marion Von Adlerstein , 2011 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Dianne Dempsey , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 7 January 2012; (p. 28)

— Review of The Freudian Slip Marion Von Adlerstein , 2011 single work novel
Take Three : Chick Lit Louise Crossman , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 15 January 2012; (p. 26)

— Review of The Freudian Slip Marion Von Adlerstein , 2011 single work novel
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