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The market towns of the British Isles were a vital part of rural life, offering farmers and traders the opportunity to bring their produce to sell. Today, many of these traditional market towns still trade once a week, attracting locals and tourists alike to their streets. This book charts the history of markets in the British Isles from the small rural fairs selling harvested crops, to the teeming markets of London's Covent Garden, Smithfield and Camden. The author surveys the historic buildings and sites where these markets took place, and describes how they worked and what they sold. Accompanied throughout by colour photographs and paintings, "Markets and Marketplaces" is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the history of British towns and society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747806899
ISBN-10: 0747806896
Format: Paperback
(255mm x 192mm x 13mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 7-May-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Anna Hallett

Anna Hallett was born in the Netherlands, but she has a great love of British history and has lectured and written on historical subjects for many years. She is also the author of Almshouses in the Shire Library. She lives in Lichfield.

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