'As packed with good things as the Peter Jones sale' Daily Telegraph True stories of friendship, triumph and hardship from behind the counter.
Pamela Cox is a social historian at the University of Essex. She has presented two major history series for BBC Two - 'Shopgirls- The True Story of Life Behind the Counter' (2014) and 'Servants- The True Story of Life Below Stairs' (2012), both produced by Annabel Hobley. Her previous books include Bad Girls (2012) and Becoming Delinquent (2002). Annabel Hobley is a television producer and writer. Her credits for the BBC, ITV and More4 include Shopgirls- The True Story of Life Behind the Counter; Servants- The True Story of Life Below Stairs; McQueen & I, a documentary on fashion icons Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow; and The Lost World of Mitchell & Kenyon, about an extraordinary treasure trove of Edwardian films.
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 and human detail . . . endless[ly] fascinating . . highly readable -- Lucy Lethbridge * Observer *
Fascinating and addictive... A profusion of lively material includes the Wodehousian yarn of future Hollywood star "Chilli" Bouchier. * Independent *
[Go] behind the glamorous shop fronts and the glitzy shop floors of Britain's department stores . . . Here the hidden history of the unsung heroines of the retail trade is revealed. * Saga Magazine *
As packed with good things as the Peter Jones sale * Daily Telegraph *