The Corner Shop - Shopkeepers, The Sharmas And Modern Britain

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0120190506

An insightful look at modern Britain through the prism of the corner shop.

From the general stores of the first half of the 20th century to the reinvigorated corner shops run by immigrants from India, East Africa and Eastern Europe, their influence has shaped the way we shop, the way we eat, and the way we understand ourselves.

Babita Sharma grew up as a ‘corner-shop kid’; gaining a unique insight into a very British institution from behind the counter. She is a journalist and presenter on BBC World News.

Read by the author
Abridged by Rosemary Goring
Produced by Eilidh McCreadie

Babita Sharma's affectionate look at modern Britain through the prism of the corner shop.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0220190507

An affectionate look at modern Britain through the prism of the corner shop.

While sharing her own memories of growing up in a British institution, Babita Sharma considers the experiences of earlier corner-shop kid Margaret Thatcher.

Babita Sharma grew up as a ‘corner-shop kid’; gaining a unique insight into a very British institution from behind the counter. She is a journalist and presenter on BBC World News.

Read by the author
Abridged by Rosemary Goring
Produced by Eilidh McCreadie

Babita Sharma remembers a childhood growing up in a British institution - the corner shop.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0320190508

An affectionate look at modern Britain through the prism of the corner shop.

As the far right gains popularity, the Sharmas take the plunge into retail in a move that will shape the course of the family's life for decades.

Babita Sharma grew up as a ‘corner-shop kid’; gaining a unique insight into a very British institution from behind the counter. She is a journalist and presenter on BBC World News.

Read by the author
Abridged by Rosemary Goring
Produced by Eilidh McCreadie

The Sharmas plunge into retail in a move that will shape the course of the family's life.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0420190509

An insightful look at modern Britain through the prism of the corner shop.

In the early 80s, as the Conservatives champion the Asian work ethic and the far right gains popularity, the Sharmas move to their second shop.

Babita Sharma grew up as a ‘corner-shop kid’; gaining a unique insight into a very British institution from behind the counter. She is a journalist and presenter on BBC World News.

Read by the author
Abridged by Rosemary Goring
Produced by Eilidh McCreadie

In the early 80s the far right becomes popular as the Sharmas move to their second shop.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

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Babita Sharma's affectionate look at modern Britain through the prism of the corner shop.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

An insightful look at modern Britain through the prism of the corner shop.

In the early 90s the retail landscape has changed again and the Sharmas must decide the fate of the family business.

Babita Sharma grew up as a ‘corner-shop kid’; gaining a unique insight into a very British institution from behind the counter. She is a journalist and presenter on BBC World News.

Read by the author
Abridged by Rosemary Goring
Produced by Eilidh McCreadie

The Sharmas have tough decisions to make as the retail landscape changes into the 1990s.

An insightful look at modern Britain through the prism of the corner shop.

In the early 90s the retail landscape has changed again and the Sharmas must decide the fate of the family business.

Babita Sharma grew up as a ‘corner-shop kid’; gaining a unique insight into a very British institution from behind the counter. She is a journalist and presenter on BBC World News.

Read by the author
Abridged by Rosemary Goring
Produced by Eilidh McCreadie

The Sharmas have tough decisions to make as the retail landscape changes into the 1990s.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres