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ISBN: 979-8503275230 84 pages b&w images and map.

R.R.P £9.99

Published June 2021

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The iconic Lewis & Hyland store in Tenterden, Kent was part of popular Kentish Drapery and Fashion chain for 140 years from 1846 and due to its picturesque location in the town featured in dozens of photographs, postcards and paintings. The store was home to hundreds of apprentices, assistants, milliners, domestic staff who lived alongside the managers and their families as was the tradition.  Some of them went on to forge extraordinary careers.

So take a step back in time with the author to discover the success, tragedy, happiness, heartbreak and love that befell them. The book offers an intimate portrait and unique insight into the life and times of shop assistants during the Victorian and Edwardian period right up to its closure in 1986.

Find out all about the founders of the chain of stores George Alexander Lewis and Frederick Hyland who were amongst the pioneers of the department store we recognise today along with Harrods, Peter Jones and Selfridges.

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