Hazards of the Trade is a personal disclosure of nearly twenty years of humorous and sadreflections from the naïve start-up of a small-town lingerie boutique to the ultimate farewell.
The era began with retailers in impossibly high heels and designer suits attending the OntarioFashion Exhibitors market at the prestigious King Edward Hotel in downtown Toronto andended with buyers in rubber-soled shoes and sweatpants at the Congress Centre near theairport. While high-end fashion shows and buying trips might seem glamorous, evading astalker and trying to evict a rabid squirrel from the shop might not. But it was all part of being inthe Trade. That, and so much more.
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Phyllis L Humby is a seasoned writer who tells it like it is. She’d already given up her day jobwhen she indulged her passion for writing. Having always worked with the public, Phyllisamassed a catalogue of character traits which she cast in short stories published ininternational anthologies and journals.
Not only does Phyllis enjoy writing fiction, preferablywith a twist, but her nearly twenty years in the retail lingerie forum provided plenty of fodderfor her memoir Hazards of the Trade. Life experiences balance the fictional connotation of herwriting. There are no fairytale endings. Phyllis lives in Lambton Shores near London, Ontario.