Novelist Lillian Beckwith's childhood is the subject of this charming account. She takes us back to the years before the Second World War, to the Great Depression and her father's grocer's shop in a Cheshire town. She tells of the smells of hand-made sausages and cheese. The number of goods needing to be weighed out: sugar, butter, cocoa, flour, soap flakes and candles. The gossipy customers and local characters visiting their family corner shop. The dates in the calendar: starting school, Christmas, the May Day procession and visits to the fair. All are humorously described in this affectionate memoir.
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Book Description Arrow Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, tanned edges, cover is different to the one on Amazon, 192 pages. I hlian Beckwith already has an enormous following for her books about life on a Hebridean Island. Now she takes us back to her childhood, to the years before the Second World War, when her father ran a small grocer's shop in a Cheshire town. It was typical of so many corner shops-the shops that are now more and njore becoming just a memory, overwhelmed by redevelopment and the march of the supermarket. The corner shop where customers were known, often friends, people, not just faces at a checkout point, where shopping was gossipy, unhurried. A shop full of remembered smells of childhood: soft soap, aniseed balls, bacon and tea. A shop that is brought to life by the acute, affectionate memories of the little girl who grew up in it. Bookseller Inventory # 11567
Book Description ARROW BOOKS LTD, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99077809