A RETURN TO MODESTY I knew she was chronically sick, of course, but I first became aware of the death of modesty a few years ago when, in the hairdressers, I unwittingly flicked through an issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. Esme Shirt By Wendy ShalitSimon & Schuster. 291 pages. £16.99ISBN 0 684 84316 1 subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.