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Eleanor Crow At Leila’s Shop

February 15, 2020
by the gentle author


Illustrator Eleanor Crow is giving a lecture at Leila’s Cafe, showing her watercolours and telling the stories of the shopkeepers from her book SHOPFRONTS OF LONDON, IN PRAISE OF SMALL NEIGHBOURHOOD SHOPS at 7:30pm on Tuesday 25th February.




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At a time of momentous change in the high street, Eleanor’s witty and fascinating personal survey champions the enduring culture of Britain’s small neighbourhood shops.

As our high streets decline into generic monotony, we cherish the independent shops and family businesses that enrich our city with their characterful frontages and distinctive typography.

Eleanor’s collection includes more than hundred of her watercolours of the capital’s bakers, cafés, butchers, fishmongers, greengrocers, chemists, launderettes, hardware stores, eel & pie shops, bookshops and stationers. Her pictures are accompanied by the stories of the shops, their history and their shopkeepers – stretching from Chelsea in the west to Bethnal Green and Walthamstow in the east.

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  1. Jill Wilson permalink
    February 15, 2020

    I have been to one of Eleanor’s lectures and it is fascinating to hear the stories behind the shop fronts and why she chose those particular shops.

    Thoroughly recommended…

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