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Shop Horror By Guy Swillingham

Shop Horror
by Guy Swillingham

This humorous book is a natural successor to the cult of 'Boring Postcards', 'Crap Towns' and 'Bad Hair'.
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Shop Horror Summary


Shop Horror: The Best of the Worst in British Shop Names by Guy Swillingham

An hilarious and beautifully designed book that is a natural successor to the cult of Boring Postcards, Crap Towns and Bad Hair. There comes a point when things get so bad, they're actually good. And when it comes to naming hair salons, fish & chip shops, florists, dry cleaners, and shoe shops, there is nothing as bad - and therefore as good - as a pun-based name. For the first, and hopefully the last, time ever the very best British shop puns have been gathered together in one stylish book. So raise a glass to Blonde Dye Bleach, The Cod Father, Floral 'N' Hardy, Wish You Wash Here, and Shoe-Be-Do, and pay tribute to the great British high street that has supported these classic shops. Extra material includes: an introduction; profiles of some of the most interesting shops, and shop owners; a shop directory and a R.I.P. list of shops that have recently closed; league tables for the best punning town, and region, in the UK; and a 'shop pun generator'.

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About Guy Swillingham


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.

Additional information

GOR001226350
Shop Horror: The Best of the Worst in British Shop Names by Guy Swillingham
Guy Swillingham
Used - Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2005-04-01
144
0007198132
9780007198139
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.