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Description - Spend Spend Spend by Jon Stobart

In 1961, Viv Nicholson, a Yorkshire housewife, won AGBP152,319 on the Pools. Asked what she would do with the money, her answer was simple: a Ia m going to spend, spend, spend!a The speed with which she got through the money a " buying sports cars, furs and jewellery, and getting through five husbands a " before spiralling downwards through alcoholism and bankruptcy, is often seen as a modern parable about the evils of consumerism. Yet what is it that makes us a nation of shoppers? How did the high street originate? What and where was the very first shop? What is the role of the supermarket and how has it affected the way we buy? All these questions and more are answered in Jon Stobarta s fascinating new book on the history of shopping, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Delving into the history of Britons as shoppers, Spend, Spend, Spend is a must-read for all self-confessed shopaholics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752443690
ISBN-10: 0752443690
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 165mm x 10mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 2-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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