My latest book
I have been fascinated by retail since working the stockroom of a Littlewood's store from the age of fourteen.
Shopping is a universal part of modern-day life. In this book I profile the people behind the corporations
that built the modern-day high street and changed the way we shopped.
My book is a
celebration of those individuals, their families and their employees who, through self-belief and determination,
created the multi-million-pound retail businesses we use every day.
Arguably, some of the present challenges faced by our High Street shops could be answered by looking at how shopkeepers of the past overcame obstacles. A different age, but they too had their problems, and there is a strong sense of continuity.
Published in hardcover by Pen & Sword, August 2018
208 pages. £19.99