The High Street
Tate Publishing • 2011
The High Street is a book that celebrate my love of independent shops and the joy of small details.
A little girl called Sally travels down the titular High Street with a very eclectic shopping list. As she visits each shop the reader can open up the throw-out pages to reveal the life behind the shop front.
I have always loved doll’s houses, and I think this book grew out of fond memories of opening up a tiny house to peep at the hidden world inside. I wanted to fill the book with details of the life both in and above the shops: the bustling café above the bakery; the band practicing in the music shop and the pigeon loft in the pet-shop roof.
Now translated into nine different languages its lovely to know that this book has been enjoyed around the world.