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The Shoes of Salvation.

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  56 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
A beautiful hand-lettered poem by Edward Monkton, this is a beautiful duet between a shoe and an admiring lady.The Shoes of Salvation is Edward Monkton's smile-inducing take on the relationship between a woman and her shoe.The Shoe itself is woman's beautiful, devoted friend who worships and admires her from below! Reversing the years where shoes have been worshipped by wo ...more
Published March 1st 2005 by HarperCollins (UK)
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Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
tänksud kadri
tõsiselt hea raamat
ma relaten
Christie Beck
Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book isn't about shoes at all. It is brilliant. Consider it a Rorschach test as you read it.

I've given it to so many friends.

Simply substitute whatever their current struggle/priority/journey in life is about for the "shoes" (for example, "Jesus" or "grad school"). It is the perfect gift and certain to bring a grin to their lips.

This book found me. Twice. Of all of Monkton's books, this is my favorite.
Lesley Anderson
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Mar 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: humour, fiction
A little novelty book given to me as a gift (it is very appropriate - I do love my shoes!). A funny poem, here is an example:

"Come to us, lady", said
the shoes, "and we will
make you BEAUTIFUL too.

"We alone can make you
blossom and flourish into
a glorious and whole and
COMPLETE human being"!

Just a bit fun. :o)

Sep 16, 2012 rated it did not like it
This is the dumbest book I've ever read. And the only reason I have it in my house is because my brother, who used to work for Simon & Schuster, included it in my daughter's Christmas box of books thinking it was for kids.

Pointless and kind of insulting toward women. Not surprising that it was written by a man. It's in my trash bin now.
Oct 17, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is a small book that I read during one of the bookfest in my town.
It is a cute cover book with minimal letters inside.
You couldn't help to smile when you read its content.
Shoes will always be the salvation for women- or ad least to few women..
Jul 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: shoe addicts
I truly believe that if more men read this, they'd understand that the desire for expensive, beautiful shoes is based on need.

This is a quick read that justifies my love of shoes. :)
Belinda Missen
Feb 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
As someone who is not a shoe person at all (I basically own two pairs of shoes, and that is all), I think I finally get it. Hehe. Super quick, fun read.
Feb 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book is so funny and true! It made me physically laugh!!! Very short but still an enjoyable read!
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Just got this book as a gift from my next door neighbor Katie - so cute : )
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