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.
The High Street is available from many stockists including Hive and Amazon.