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Description - The Village Shop by Lin Bensley

Once the social and commercial core of the rural community, the village shop has become as much the victim of the accelerating pace of social and economic change as the parish school and pub, and has now almost entirely disappeared from everyday life. This book charts the development and history of the village shop and it's slow demise.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747806752
ISBN-10: 0747806756
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 149mm x mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 20-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lin Bensley

Lin Bensley comes from a family of shopkeepers, with his parents and grandparents running a village shop. Though he has departed from family tradition by working in the engineering industry, he has had a lifelong interest in the history of retailing, and in the village shop in particular. He lives in Norfolk.