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Your Local Area: Shops Ruth Thomson

Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
Paperback / softback 32 pages

ISBN:
9780750272247
Size:
255 x 158 x 5mm
Published:
26th Mar 2013
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Series:
Your Local Area
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Overview

This book will help you think about and look around the shops your local area. Find out what they can tell you about how people live and work, where they shop and how they spend their leisure time. Discover the clues that will tell you how people lived in the past. Think about the changes that could benefit the shops in your local area.

Contents

What is a shop? Come and buy! Your nearest shop Local shops Supermarkets The high street Markets City centre shopping Shopping malls Retail parks Specialist shops Changes in shopping More things to do Glossary Talking points Index

Author

Ruth Thomson is an award-winning educational author (with an MA in Museum and Gallery learning) , who specialises in writing books on art and history. Her art books include Grisly & Gruesome, Saints and Looking at Paintings for the National Gallery, London, a short biography of Georgia O'Keeffe and several hands-on art packs for Tate galleries. She has also co-written Posters and Propaganda in Wartime, published in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum. Her history books include a series about Victorian childhood and books about Plains Indians and Aztecs. Ruth's interest in Terezin was sparked during research for an educational pack on Holocaust art for the London Gallery of Jewish Art. The gallery owns a powerful series of prints by Leo Haas, one of the artists featured in the book, and Ruth became intrigued to find out more about the place that had inspired them. As well as writing educational books, Ruth travels widely, collecting recycled artefacts, which she has shown in bespoke exhibitions at major British museums and galleries for the past 7 years. In her spare time, Ruth enjoys long-distance walking, stone carving and reading modern American literature.

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