Tessa Boase

Tessa Boase

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Tessa grew up in the Ashdown Forest, Sussex, and has worked as an editor and journalist for a variety of national newspapers. As a social historian, she excels in uncovering the stories of 'invisible' women from the 19th and 20th centuries, shining a light in dark corners and championing the unsung. Tessa's latest book celebrates the fast-disappearing world of great emporia: 'London's Lost Department Stores: A Vanished World of Dazzle and Dreams'. Who remembers Marshall & Snelgrove? Derry & Toms? Bodgers of Ilford, or Pratts of Streatham? Fifty 'lost' stores are brought to life in a unique book rich in sensory detail, anecdote, original research and a lively appreciation of human foibles. Did you know, for example, that when Arthur Gamage died in 1930 (founder of the famous Gamages of Holborn), he lay in a catafalque in the department store's motoring department, guarded by staff, for three days? Or that Chiesmans of Lewisham pulled in its punters in Christmas 1932 with 'Vixen, the Untameable Lioness'? 'London's Lost Department Stores' is superbly illustrated with rare photos from the archives - and at a tactile 17x17cms in glossy paperback, it's the perfect Christmas socking filler. https://tessaboase.com/
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    • The Woman Who Saved the Birds
    • By: Tessa Boase
    • Narrated by: Tessa Boase
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 03-05-2018
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

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