Shop Horror: The Best of the Worst in British Shop Names

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“I was lying in bed, trying to think of it. And I was singing to myself, badly. ‘Shoobie-shoobie-do.’ Then it came to me: Shoe-Be-Do.” Shop Horror is a celebration of the best of the worst in British shop names—from the genuinely inventive to the truly awful. The Prawnbrokers. Sherlock Homes Properties. Pane in the Glass Windows. Sherwood Florist. A hilarious read, packed with color photos and words of wisdom from some the nation’s most imaginative shopkeepers.

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Guy is an expert on all aspects of High Street Britain is funny shop names. From truly awful, cringe-inducing howlers to genuinely inventive and original shop fronts, he has researched, found and photographed them all. He has also interviewed the shopkeepers in a bid to find the reasoning or madness behind these amusing store fronts. This quirky quest has taken him on over 4,000 miles through 340 cities, towns and villages across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. He returned with a photo collection of over 600 shop fronts. Only the very best of these were admitted to the hall of name and shame that is Shop Horror. When not wearing his anorak, Guy is a TV and radio producer.

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`Every so often a book arrives at heat towers that has us flicking through the pages and reading out all the funny bits. Shop Horror is one of those tomes.' Heat

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