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