Pier saving has become a bit trendy. Once the poster girls for jaded seaside towns up and down Britain, their sea legs are being strengthened ensuring they are ship-shape and Bristol fashion for many generations to come.
Style Me Vintage Author, Seasider
As well as all this damn usefulness Perry's journalism background shines through. She drafts in Tracey Emin and Grayson Perry to slog over the 'art versus craft debate', and the book has an overall clarity consistent with a good communicator and wordsmith.
30/10/2012 14:59 GMT
In the last couple of years my home town of Portsmouth has undergone something of a curious transformation. This normally risk-averse island has been putting two fingers up at the cainophobic by opening up a number of jaunts that would not look out of place in my former residence, London.
14/09/2012 15:41 BST
The best piece of advice I've ever been given is, 'You didn't invent the tea cup'. It still makes me smile. Those words came out of the mouth of the most successful retro entrepreneur of them all.
18/04/2012 13:51 BST