First published in 1938, this classic book introduces the British highstreet, pairing the timeless illustrations of Eric Ravilious with an...... more
First published in 1938, this classic book introduces the British highstreet, pairing the timeless illustrations of Eric Ravilious with an engaging text by architectural historian J.M. Richards. Shops include the family butcher, the coach builder, the cheesemonger, the knife grinder and the oyster bar. Only 2000 copies of the original book were printed before the lithographic plates were destroyed in the London Blitz. As a result, it has become one of the most collectable of all artist's books from this period. This beautiful facsimile edition features Ravilious's illustrations in exquisite colour and includes an essay by V&A curator Gill Saunders placing the book and its history into context.Eric Ravilious (1903-42) was a painter, designer, illustrator and wood engraver and remains one of the best-known English artists of the 1930s. He died at 39 while on service as an Official War Artist. Sir James Richards (1907-92) was editor of the Architectural Review from 1937 to 1971 and architectural correspondent to The Times for over 20 years.
Ravensburger Best of British Knotworth Bothrynwithe HighStreet, Multi
Part of the Ravensburger Best of British series, this detailed puzzle depicts a bustling street scene on Knotworth Bothrynwithe High...... more
Part of the Ravensburger Best of British series, this detailed puzzle depicts a bustling street scene on Knotworth Bothrynwithe HighStreet. Measuring 70x50cm when complete, the puzzle is made up of 1000 high quality premium grade cardboard pieces with a glare-free linen finish print.Age range 10 years+.
Advantages: Depends who you are and where you live... Disadvantages: Depends who you are and where you live...
...barely worn bargains ? you?ll not get that without going onto the high street!
* This is especially important for me, proving student ID or NHS ID for discount ? over the internet you need a UCAS extra card normally, where I?ve found in the street shops you?ll get discount for a normal university card.
The winner is Online Shopping
Ding Ding ? Round 2: Choice
Positives of Online...
Advantages: Easy to find, ok value, seems peaceful Disadvantages: The bed wasnt brilliant
...Going off to Edinburgh for the week I wanted a cheap place to stay, as I?m able to get discount in Travelodge that was the first place I started to look. There are a few in Edinburgh however I wanted one by the train station and the one that has now been open a few months was right in the place I wanted, bonus!
Edinburgh Travelodge Hotel ? Princes Street:
Advantages: Everything under one roof Disadvantages: Prices are more expensive than average
...around more specialist stores.
Whilst at Liverpool University I recall frequent Friday afternoon trips to Smiths to stock up on magazines for weekend reading. I remember attending a book signing session there with the great Liverpool manager Bob Paisley.
Over the past 10 years more specialist stores have appeared on the High Street taking away the custom from WH Smith eg Clinton Cards specialises...