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Menna van Praag was born in Cambridge, England and studied Modern History at Oxford University. Her first novella - an autobiographical tale about a waitress who aspires to be a writer - Men, Money & Chocolate has been translated into 26 languages. Her first work of literary fiction, The House at the End of Hope Street, was inspired by an idea the author had to set up a house for female artists to give them a year to fulfil their artistic ambitions. Her next novel, The Dress Shop of Dreams, is set on the magical street of All Saints Passage where a scientist falls in love with a mysterious man who has a magical voice. All Menna van Praag's novels, excepting Happier Than She's Ever Been, are set among the colleges, cafes and bookshops of ...more


Allow me to introduce you… to Alice Jago, illustrious illustrator of Oscar Cohen & one of my dearest friends – tomorrow we’ll be releasing a limited edition of copies signed by us both!! V excited!!


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The Dress Shop of Dreams by Menna van Praag
"Received as a Random House giveaway. The plot includes a touch of magic, and the writing style has a dreamy, otherworldly feel to it as well. The characters and their intertwining story lines are engaging. A sweet and thoughtful read overall. "
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"van Praag does an excellent job introducing each character, etching their life stories onto your heart. Loved everything about this book, except that I finished the last page. :) Can't wait to read more from the author. "
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"Such a cute book! I really enjoyed it."
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More of Menna's books…
“It takes great courage and determination, to keep looking for light in all the darkness of life.”
Menna van Praag, The House at the End of Hope Street

“When is cake ever for hunger? It's for flavor and, in this case, comfort.”
Menna van Praag, The Dress Shop of Dreams

“One proton of faith, three electrons of humility, a neutron of compassion and a bond of honesty,” Robert said, winking at his daughter. “What’s that?” Cora frowned, confused. Maggie laughed. “That, according to your father, is the molecular structure of love.”
Menna van Praag, The Dress Shop of Dreams: A Novel

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