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Tales of the Shopocracy


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Tales of the Shopocracy by John Barnie
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The forgotten world of Monmouthshire small-town shopkeepers based on the experiences of an Abergavenny family. John Barnie looks back at his experience of this world, his father having kept a sweet and ice cream shop in Abergavenny for over forty years.

Author Biography

John Barnie is one of Wales's most distinguished and respected literary figures, well known for both his creative and discursive abilities. He has published several collections of poetry, prose fiction and essays, most notably The King of Ashes which won a Welsh Book of the Year Award. Formerly editor of Planet, he lives in Comins Coch, Aberystwyth and performs with the bilingual poetry & blues group Llaeth Mwnci Madog / Madog's Moonshine.
Release date Australia
August 7th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Gomer Press
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