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Swan Hardcover – October 1, 1994


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd; First Edition edition (October 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0434000973
  • ISBN-13: 978-0434000975
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 5.9 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #774,979 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In her early twenties, Swan is the world's best-known supermodel. Desiring a change, the English-born beauty decides to step down as the sole representative of the Swan beauty line, subsequently triggering a global search for a new Swan girl. Five young models are on the short list, some shy and naive, others poised and assertive, and one bent on a course of self-destruction. As Swan prepares to make some significant changes in her life, rumors about her sister's mysterious death 14 years earlier surface in a menacing manner. Readers are immersed in the internal world of modeling: the fashion designers, bookers, agencies, hair stylists, and photographers. Despite the insider perspective provided by Campbell-herself a supermodel-the narrative is somewhat disjointed, making the various stories difficult to follow. Not an essential purchase.
Maria A. Perez-Stable, Western Michigan Univ. Libs., Kalamazoo
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Swan is the most successful supermodel in the world; but she's giving up her job - and facing the blackmail of a nameless man who is holding information about her past as a weapon against her once-secure future. The pressures of modeling are realistically narrated by an author/model who creates a compelling novel. -- Midwest Book Review

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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful By "exileosaka" on September 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
Hello people. First of all, Naomi Campbell did not write this book. It was written for her. She has admitted this in interviews. Why would anyone want to read a novel written by a supermodel anyway. I guess people who read books authored by Fabio would dig it
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 7, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is so obscene in some parts, and its not even written by Naomi Campbell, but some filthy man. Dont pick up this book if you want your brain to be burnt away by the promiscious literary flop of some freak.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Shaw on October 22, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book was absolutely fabulous! The book is definately a page turner up to the very last page. Naomi weaves the lives of a dozen characters seamlessly. It was very modern and informative. There is a peak at the great exciting and the not so glamorous sides to fashion. The book explains cultural, racially, and international differences thoughts and traditions that just made me think about the role I play as a public viewer and a consumer. Even though it was a fictionalized story there were so many real to life examples of things that happen. It really made me think. I loved the characters, the designs, the designers, the talk of the clothes, romance, sexy scenes(without being trashy), and the kindred networking and friendship between the women characters in the book. I also enjoyed the suspense. Naomi even gives humanity to the most unsavory characters. I hope that Naomi Campbell sends another novel our way. This book is a great read.
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