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 Shoe Princess No 1 - Thesaurus Brighton
No 1 Bestseller
ABC Thesaurus Books, Melbourne, Australia
(May + June 2009)
   ‘… fun and on the money’
The Age - Shoe Princess Book Review 4th July 2009
(Melbourne, Aust, 4th July 2009)
“A fun and quirky debut’

OK! (Hot Stars)

Star Magazine (UK) and OK! Hot Stars (UK) (May 2009)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

A tale of love, friendship and shoes…what more could a girl want?’

(Cosmopolitan Magazine, June 2009)

Cosmopolitan Mag - book of the month
“A good read. Be entertained and enlightened.”

Practical Parenting, May 2009

Aussiereviews    AussieReviews.com
‘…a funny, insightful look at the transition from fashion-conscious career girl to first time mother, and the impact it can have on friendships, relationships and self-image. (June 2009)

Capture                                                                                                                                                                                   ‘…an absolutely enjoyable read…exciting…couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. Left me wanting more.‘A great gift for the new-mom, chick-lit lover, shoe lover or just a fabulous present for yourself.’

For full book review and author interview, please see the lovely Jonita’s book blog at:

The Book Chick, Ontario, Canada (2009)

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‘…hilarious’  (Jane Debster Shoes, Aust, 2009)


‘absolutely loved it. Couldn’t put it down’
‘5/5 – Recommended as a brilliant summer read!’
Chick Lit Reviews & News (UK) (2009)
Chicklit Reviews UK
‘…did not want to put it down…a very good read indeed!’
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 5 Star Rating stars-5-0
Reading Upside Down
‘shoes are the “window dressing” in this delightful first novel from Aussie author Emma Bowd…a fun read’ (2009)

Coco Spice  ‘..delightful read full of humour and candour…’

(Cocospice Shoes, Aust, June 2009)  


Oceans of thanks to Henrietta Cook and Melbourne Weekly Bayside for helping to promote my Shoe Princess Charity Event on September 10th.
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Southern FM 88.3
My thanks to the utterly divine Gaytana for having SP Emma Bowd on her programme at Southern FM 88.3.   Emma had an enormous amount of fun with the clearly well-read and very well-shod Gaytana…who, incidentally, is the daughter of a cordwainer (that’s a shoe-maker of the highest standing).  Emma was incredibly impressed with Gaytana’s magnificent magenta heels – and completely honoured to have inspired such a naughty shoe treat!
 3CR Community Radio
My thanks to the lovely Jan Goldsmith of Radio 3CR for having SP Emma Bowd to talk on her programme Published or not – the perfect place to kick up her heels!


‘definitely a fun read’ 
(sassisam, 2nd July 2009)

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shesaid“A fun book if you love shoes and especially good for those who may have traded their stilettos for a pram recently and are in need of a little laughter in their life.  How could you not like a book written by an Aussie chick who thinks you can never have too many pairs of shoes?” (SheSaid.com.au, June 2009)


“One for the girls.”  Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin(30 May 2009)   

Yes, the rumours are true, I’m completely in love with Leader newspapers!  The heart and sole of local Melbourne communities. As reported by Marnie Reid (15 July 2009):

SP Emma Bowd at Myer Department Store, Melbourne

Honestly, SP Emma Bowd will do anything to try and upstage me…as featured in the Leader newspapers (23 June 2009):

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Bayside Leader - 23 June 2009         Kingston Leader

Australian Women Online

As featured on Australian Women Online (19 June 2009) – “The hub for home-grown, inspirational women.” (Madison Magazine, June 2009)….and the perfect place for a Shoe Princess to kick up her heels!

 Bookseller+Publisher Magazine, Australia

Bookseller + Publisher (Aust)
As featured in Australian Bookseller + Publisher Magazine (April 2009)
Hobart Mercury
Hobart Mercury, 22 May 2009

My Darling Shoe Princesses

I hope dear Mr Murdoch pays his fine journalists in Manolos for having the foresight to dedicate a full lifestyle article on shoes to me and not a humdrum book review…I am, after all, the star of SP Emma Bowd’s debut novel The Shoe Princess’s Guide to the Galaxy (Aust/NZ; UK)!

My humble assessments of the human condition relayed in Shoe Princess speak would make even Dr Freud weep!

Read and learn Shoe Princesses….xx

Is it really any wonder SP Emma Bowd penned a bestseller…..I did give her the best material this side of the Emerald City!

Cosmopolitan Magazine June 2009
Cosmopolitan Magazine (Aust) June 2009

OK! Mag 2002OK!… SP Emma Bowd’s obviously feeling a tad needy in light of my fabulous success and has insisted upon reminding us that she was the original Shoe Princess back in 2002 with her gift book A Passion for Shoes (RPS):

 ‘Emma Bowd knows her stuff, and how shoes make us do irrational things.’

OK! Magazine (UK) (2002)