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Shopfronts of London: In praise of small neighbourhood shops

Eleanor Crow



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Batsford Ltd
13 November 2019
History; Cultural studies; Retail sector; Local history; Nostalgia: general; Places & peoples: pictorial works
Published in partnership with Spitalfields Life, this is a timely and beautiful book on the small, traditional shopfronts of London by artist Eleanor Crow.

As our high streets become either bland copies of each other or slip into decline, these beacons of traditional shop life offer beautiful shop windows, typography and history.

Covering over 80 shopfronts, the book features beautiful watercolour illustrations of the capital's bakers, cafes, fishmongers, greengrocers, chemists, launderettes, hardware, paper/print places and little vintage shops. Each shop is accompanied by information on the shop, its history, owners and location. As our traditional high street life disappears, Eleanor Crow captures our passing trade.
By:   Eleanor Crow
Imprint:   Batsford Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 176mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   570g
ISBN:   9781849945622
ISBN 10:   1849945624
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   13 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Eleanor Crow is a book cover designer and illustrator who, in addition to shopfronts, likes to draw everything from armadillos to zucchini. She is the illustrator of The Pebbles on the Beach and Grief is the Thing With Feathers. She is based in London and Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Reviews for Shopfronts of London: In praise of small neighbourhood shops

'It's hard to imagine a more comforting book' -- Markus Berkmann * The Spectator *

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