A Stimulating Story
Hardback 192pp Illustrated
9780948667862   Product Code: 20426
The coffee houses that are now a common sight on our high streets, usually as part of a chain, are but the latest manifestation of an old tradition. Extensively illustrated with period images, this entertaining history charts the development of the institution, from its first appearance in Restoration London, through its role in Georgian society as a place of business, gossip and political intrigue, to its revival in 1950s Soho as host to a burgeoning rock'n'roll scene.