Review: 'The Paradise' on PBS a soapy take on retail store's rise

Shopgirls and class distinctions abound in the 'Masterpiece' work about the advent of the British department store.

A pleasingly soapy story of beating hearts and changing times, "The Paradise," which begins Sunday on PBS, takes the 1883 Émile Zola department-store novel "Au Bonheur des Dames" (The Ladies' Paradise) and transfers the action from Paris to the north of England.  Read More....,0,3759699.story


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