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Shopgirls : the true story of life behind the counter

Author: Pamela Cox; Annabel Hobley
Publisher: London : Hutchinson, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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BRITISH & IRISH HISTORY: POSTWAR, FROM C 1945 -. Shopgirls should be heroines, as celebrated as steelworkers in the Industrial Revolution. A million of us were shop assistants by the turn of the twentieth century and since then retail has grown exponentially to become Britain's largest area of economic activity. But the young women at the heart of this economic and cultural revolution, the shop assistants  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Cox; Annabel Hobley
ISBN: 9780091954468 0091954460
OCLC Number: 872701065
Description: xv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: One. bThe Girling of Shopwork --
Two. Servants of the Counter --
Three. Scandalous Shopgirls --
Four. Grace Dare Undercover --
Five. Thoroughly Modern Management --
Six. Strike! --
Seven. Keep Calm and Carry On Shopping --
Eight. Chelsea Girls and Counter-Cultures.
Responsibility: Pamela Cox and Annabel Hobley.

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Based on the BBC television series, this title tells the true story of the incredible women behind the counters of Britain's most famous - and not so famous - stores.  Read more...

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"Packed with riveting detail, a more absorbing collection of tales from the spirited shopgirls of the Victorian era to the present day would be hard to find." Daily Mail "Rich in surprising insight Read more...

 
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