Against My Better Judgement: Adventures in the City and in the Book Trade by Terry Maher
Terry Maher, a boy from the backstreets of Manchester, founded Pentos in 1972. He was its Chairman and Chief Executive until 1993. In this book he describes the successes and failures in building a business from nothing to a turnover of #250 million, and follows through to the dramatic collapse of Pentos in 1995 and the battle to purchase Dillons. It provides an inside story of the higher - and lower - dealings of the book trade, and includes a detailed account of the campaign to end the Net Book Agreement.