I've always believed that shopkeeping is both an art and a profession. Something vital and nourishing, something that, quite simply, keeps our cities and villages alive. Without shopkeepers cities would cease to be. Shopkeepers thus need to be celebrated and cherished. The great ones should be Knighted (!)
The Evening Standard seemed to agree, they asked me to write a column ......
Below are a selection of links to some the published writings.
London's great shopkeepers : Steve Hatt Fishmongers
London's great shopkeeper's : Mr Olive Oil aka Mehmet Murat of Embassy Electrics