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Last Shop Standing lifts the lid on an industry in tatters. Graham Jones has worked at the heart of record retailing since the golden era of the 1980s. He was there during the years of plenty and has witnessed the tragic decline of a business blighted by corruption and corporate greed. Last Shop Standing is a hilarious yet ahrrowing account by a man who has been there and sold that.

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Happy Mondays, Radio 4<br />The Single Life, Radio 4

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My Mentor: Bobby Friction on John Peel

'John started pontificating about how he'd been the first to play bhangra'

The man who's laughing all the way to da Bank

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Stack Waddy, Bugger Off!

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