The Face Pressed Against a Window: A Memoir

Author:   Sir Tim Waterstone (Author)
Publisher:   Atlantic Books
Edition:   Main
ISBN:  

9781786496300


Pages:   336
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Tim Waterstone is one of Britain's most successful businessmen, having built the Waterstones empire that started with one bookshop in 1982. In this charming and evocative memoir, he recalls the childhood experiences that led him to become an entrepreneur and outlines the business philosophy that allowed Waterstones to dominate the bookselling business throughout the country. Tim explores his formative years in a small town in rural England at the end of the Second World War, and the troubled relationship he had with his father. Before moving on to the epiphany he had while studying at Cambridge, which set him on the road to Waterstone's and gave birth to the creative strategy that made him a high street name. Candid and moving, The Face Pressed Against a Window charts the life of one of our most celebrated business leaders.

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Author:   Sir Tim Waterstone (Author)
Publisher:   Atlantic Books
Imprint:   Atlantic Books
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Width: 16.70cm , Height: 3.00cm , Length: 24.30cm
Weight:   0.675kg
ISBN:  

9781786496300


ISBN 10:   1786496305
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   07 February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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[Waterstone] writes movingly... Small, poignant images standout... From such raw clay are great entrepreneurs moulded * The Tablet * The rollicking, page-turning memoir of Britain's biggest book tycoon * Daily Mail * [A] moving, funny take on business, family and mortality -- Jim Armitage * Evening Standard *


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Tim Waterstone read English at Cambridge University before moving to Calcutta to work for a broking firm. On returning to England, he worked at WHSmith for eight years, and went on to establish the bookselling chain Waterstones in 1982. He now dedicates much time to charitable organisations and the arts. In 2018 he was knighted for services to bookselling and charity.

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