• Dressed: The Secret Life of Clothes is published by Jonathan Cape (£25). The Pocket: A Hidden History of Women’s Lives, 1660-1900 is published by Yale (£35). To order a copy of either go to guardianbookshop.com or call 0330 333 6846. Free UK p&p over £15, online orders only. Phone orders min p&p of £1.99.
I used to suffer from pocket envy. I have quite a lot to say about pockets. If I could just find a pocket of time….