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Shopgirls is a heartfelt and dramatic collection of memoirs of young women who worked in an upmarket Cambridge ladies department store during the 1940s-60s called Heyworth’s, which served titled and distinguished ladies related to the royal family, to gypsy women from the Midsummer Fair. These lovely women, now in their 80s and 90s, had the most incredible experiences spanning the war years before becoming shop girls. Ellee has meticulously researched these wonderful stories, unlocking the history of Heyworth’s through the voices of its ‘shop girls’.
Come along for a cup of coffee and hear Ellee talk about the book- and meet one of the last surviving shop girls, Rosemary, whose story is one of the most fascinating of all.