"which she had noticed in a Jew-shop while driving past in her car"

The last Jewish shop in Brick Lane, East London
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThe last Jewish shop in Brick Lane, East London - Credit: ceridwen
The reference to a 'Jew-shop' would now be considered offensive but may not have been in the cultural climate of the period.  Other writers, including William Shakespeare and  Virginia Woolf, have been accused of being  anti-semitic in their literary work, although such accusations need to be grounded in a thorough understanding of the historical context in which the literature was produced.