Shopping Lists

A Consuming Fascination

Ingrid Swenson author


Publisher:Profile Books Ltd

Published:14th Sep '23


Available for immediate dispatch.

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'F****** genius!' Stanley Tucci Some years ago, Ingrid Swenson began collecting found shopping lists from the same North London Waitrose. Enlightening and funny, fascinating, and poetic, these private notes to self-detailing someone's weekly shop-rocket and antibacterial wipes, treacle and prawns, fags and milk - invite us to speculate on and imagine the private universes of their authors. They are, in effect, domestic haikus, scribbled on the back of letters and bills. Having formed the basis of an exhibition at the Art Workers' Guild in 2017, Shopping Lists documents a consuming fascination - of both Swenson's and her subjects' - providing an amusing, insightful and occasionally profound insight into the lives of ordinary Londoners.

F*****g genius * Stanley Tucci *
A rare glimpse into entire, private worlds [...] It's unputdownable. I found it much more interesting than some of the novels on the current Booker shortlist. Shopping Lists provides a reminder of a world that was [...] Extraordinary. * The Spectator *
Shopping Lists is a poignant record of a dying form. * The Sunday Times *
Captures everything from the endearing [...] to the smart. * Mail on Sunday *
This is a goldmine of information, offering a humbling and humane insight into everyday life. * Buzz Magazine *

ISBN: 9781800818132

Dimensions: 180mm x 116mm x 30mm

Weight: 440g

256 pages