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21 February 2023

This basket (1992) by Jenny Crisp is in the V&A; she still makes and sells a similar 'arm basket'. It brings to mind the many shopping baskets which appear throughout Persephone Books books, so much were they once a part of daily domestic life. In the chapter 'Shopping in Wandlebury' in The Two Mrs Abbotts 'the morning was bright and sunshiny and the two friends sallied forth to do the shopping, Barbara with a large basket on her arm’. It would have been unthinkable to leave the house without one.

 

 

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