Behind the Counter

    Behind the Counter

    Shop Lives from Market Stall to Supermarket

    Pamela Horn

    Amberley 2015

    Paperback 352pp

    9781848688841   Product Code: 24095

    Pamela Horn tells the story of the people who worked in the retail trade from the beginning of the 18th century to the 1960s, a period which saw growing urbanization and more and more people dependent on shops. Using diaries and memoirs, the study investigates working life in corner shops, 'high class' grocers, co-operative stores, drapers' shops and department stores, offering a lively insight into social change and working conditions, and into our changing relationship with shops and shopping.

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