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30/09/14 Shop girls

The Shop Girls is proud to be included in The Sunday Times list of 2014 best reads, highlighted as a bestseller in its biography category.

Daily Express, 25 September 2014

“Dressing royalty was simply part of the job.”

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The Bookbag, 15 September 2014

“The Shop Girls is a beautifully written and well-researched book that gives a window into a forgotten world.”

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Cambridge News, 25 September 2014

“Are you being served? Life behind the counter at Heyworth’s, one of Cambridge’s most glamorous department stores.”

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Cambridge News, 2 October 2014

“Reunited: girls from ‘golden age of retail’.”

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Yours magazine, 2 October 2014

Recommended non-fiction read

IMG_7450The Comet Baldock, 13 November 2014

“Stofold Irene’s shop talk serving up riveting retail trade”.

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The Sunday Times, 4 January 2015

The Shop Girls is listed in The Sunday Times Brilliant Books list of 2014, “our bumper selection of last year’s best reads”, where it is ranked 2nd in its biography section.



The Lancashire Telegraph, 14 January 2015

The founder of Heyworth’s Fashions, George Heyworth came from Lancashire, he was the local boy who did good, and his incredible story is highlighted in this report, “The rise of city landmark – story of a man behind sought-after store as told through the eyes of shop girls.”

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