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A BBC RADIO BOOK OF THE WEEK'Nuanced human and engaging' Nikesh Shukla Observer'Full of life characters gossip and all the richness of the local community' Sir David Jason'A delightful story of growing up above the shop' Nigel Slater Observer'Cleverly links her own memories of shop bound life with the last years of British history' Spectator'I come from a hidden world I am the daughter of shopkeepers I've seen you on a Sunday morning nipping out to get a pint of milk or to grab a newspaper I came to know a lot about you; whether your politics leaned to the right or left whether you were gay or straight and whe I bought this book out of curiosity as for a few years in the early 1960s I too lived over a corner shop in Caversham It brought back memories of ice creams and crisps always available after school of Huntley and Palmers broken biscuits sold by the pound from huge tins and mum making sure she had plenty of pies and sausage rolls for the garage workers along the road A different era and our stay was short but another facet of the ever changing shape of the corner shop Long may they thrive

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The th century one of which was run by the father of a certain Margaret Thatcher to the reimagined corner shops run by immigrants from India East Africa and Eastern Europe from the s to the noughties the corner shop has shaped the way we shop the way we eat and the way we understand ourselves WINNER OF THE BUSINESS BOOK AWARD FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL BOOK THAT PROMOTES DIVERSITY'A triumph' Radio Times'A compelling full selection box of a story' Sanjeev Kohli'One of the best books I've read on the immigrant experience in this country' Daily Mail'I loved it cover to cover' Angela Clutton author of The Vinegar Cupboard I downloaded the book as a sample but almost immediately bought the full book Well written and so so interesting One of my favourite reads this year

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Ther you were plagued by cash flow problems or had enough disposable income to indulge your penchant for Cadbury's Creme Eggs'Babita Sharma was raised in a corner shop in Reading and over the counter watched a changing world from the clientele to the products to the politics of the day Along with the skills to mop a floor perfectly and stack a shelf she gained a uniue insight into a shifting landscape and an institution that despite the creep of supermarkets online shopping and delivery has found a way to evolve and survive and is now once again keeping us all goingFrom the general stores of the first half of The first few chapters are a bit repetitive then the story comes to life and is fascinating Very readable


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5 thoughts on “The Corner Shop: A BBC 2 Between the Covers Book Club Pick

  1. says:

    I bought this book out of curiosity as for a few years in the early 1960s I too lived over a corner shop in Caversham It brought back memories of ice creams and crisps always available after school; of Huntley and Palmers broken biscuits sold by the pound from huge tins; and mum making sure she had plenty of pies and sausage rolls for the garage workers along the road A different era and our stay was short b

  2. says:

    The first few chapters are a bit repetitive then the story comes to life and is fascinating Very readable

  3. says:

    I downloaded the book as a sample but almost immediately bought the full book Well written and so so interesting One of my favourite reads this year

  4. says:

    I really enjoyed this book set on my home turf meant it had a really personal feel It is fascinating to hearthe other side of the story Thank you for enlighten me my visit to a corner shop will take on a new appreciation understanding

  5. says:

    Very good read

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