the-seductive-shoe-jonathan-walford.jpgWe're pretty shoe-mad here at Shoewawa, so this revelation may shock you: there are other things we love too! (Yes, yes, get your gasping and fainting done now.) For example, as writers, we're pretty fond of the written word. Add the two together and what do you get? A book about shoes!

Now, the name 'Jonathan Walford' may not be a name bandied about with those of lust-worthy-shoe designers, but as founding curator of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, I say that we owe him our respect. Still, if you're not willing to take our word for it, just check out his book, 'The Seductive Shoe'! Featuring not one, not two, but FOUR centuries of fashionable footwear, the book explores how major historical events, social change and industrialisation have influenced the style and production of footwear. Did I mention it features hundreds of photographs for you to drool over?

So, what will you pay for such a marvellous investment? A bargain $26.40 from

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