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Babita Sharma – The Corner Shop£7/5
Part memoir, part social history, The Corner Shop, is a gentle, charming and at times poignant look at our nation of shopkeepers. Babita Sharma (now a BBC newsreader) uses her childhood, growing up above a corner shop in Reading with her immigrant family, to conjure that familiar world of news, tobacco and consumer essentials – and also to understand how the hackneyed image of Asians running corner shops came to dovetail with our ideas of British life.
As part of Richmond Literature Festival