Marjorie Gardiner’s 1985 autobiography looks at the working life of milliner from 1925 to 1945, including an account of her working life during the Second World War. Marjorie’s story is told in a lively and evocative manner, and describes her experiences as a shop assistant working in a Brighton hat shop, where she met all manner of customers.

This personal history provides a fascinating first-hand insight into shop life in Brighton during the first part of the twentieth century, as well as memories of a young woman’s social life and notable Brighton characters.

This book is currently out of print, but you can download a PDF of the original text of The Other Side of the Counter by clicking here.

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