PDF or Ebook ( The Corner Shop: Shopkeepers, the Sharmas and the making of modern Britain) Ò Babita Sharma
Repeatedly harping on about Margaret Thatchers Britain book could "HAVE BEEN HALF THE SIZE IF REPETITION EDITED OUT "been half the size if repetition dited out missed opportunity A good picture painted of growing up as an Asian child of shopkeeper parents and the trials and hard work behind the counter More of a social history and factual account but still well documented I bought this book out of curiosity as for a few years in the arly 1960s I too lived over a corner shop in Caversham It brought back memories of ice creams and crisps always available after school of Huntley and Palmers broken biscuits #sold by the pound from huge tins an. Posable income to #by the pound from huge tins an. Posable income to your penchant for Cadbury's Crème Eggs I don't work for the secret services nor do I have special access to you and your family's data I come from a hidden world I am the daughter of shopkeepersFrom the general stores of the first half of the 20th century one of which was run by the father of a certain Margaret Thatcher to the reimagined corner shops run by immigrants from India East Africa and Eastern Europe from the 60s to the noughties their influence has shaped the way we shop the way we at and the way we. D mum making sure she had plenty of pies and rolls "for the workers along the road A different ra and our "the GARAGE WORKERS ALONG THE ROAD A workers along the road A ra and our was short but another facet of the ver changing shape of the corner shop Long may they thrive Loved this book It felt like reading fiction yet I recognised and remembered all of the vents from my Black Heart, Red Ruby early years to modern times The glimpse into the shopkeepers lives was brilliant but the review of thevolving state of a nation put simply made absolute genius reading A book that will be both njoyable and ducational for anyone but New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood especially those born in the 50s 60s and 70s. Understand ourselves Babita Sharma was raised in a corner shop in Reading and over the counter watched a changing world from the clientele to the products to the politics of the day Along with the skills to mop a floor perfectly and stack a shelf she gained a uniue insight into a shifting landscape and an institution that despite the creep of supermarkets online shopping and delivery has found a way tovolve and survive The Corner Shop is the remarkable human story of these little institutions that have changed the course of our histo.