My favourite books 7: English Shops And Shopping

English Shops and Shopping: Kathryn A Morrison

Paul Mellon/Yale University Press, 2003

300 beautifully printed, magnificently illustrated and well-written pages, detailing the history of English shops.  Starts at ancient market places, but rapidly gets stuck into department stores, chains, shopping centres and the rest.  The great brands – Boots, Woolworth, M&S, Sainsbury, WH Smith, Burton – are fully covered.