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The Face Pressed Against a Window By Sir Tim Waterstone

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An evocative and candid memoir that charts the key moments in the life of Britain's most successful bookseller.
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The Face Pressed Against a Window: A Memoir by Sir Tim Waterstone

Tim Waterstone is one of Britain's most successful businessmen, having built the Waterstone's empire that started with one small 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 Waterstone's 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.

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[A] moving, funny take on business, family and mortality -- Jim Armitage * Evening Standard *
The rollicking, page-turning memoir of Britain's biggest book tycoon * Daily Mail *
[Waterstone] writes movingly... Small, poignant images stand out... From such raw clay are great entrepreneurs moulded * The Tablet *
The Face Pressed Against a Window confirms one's sense that this extraordinarily energetic and well-meaning man has been, and still is, a force for good. * Literary Review *

About Sir Tim Waterstone


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. In 2018 he was knighted for services to bookselling and charity.

Table of Contents


1: Prologue 1: Part One 2: Where the Children of My Childhood Played 2: Part Two 3: I do, ladies. I do. I 'ave a go. 3: Epilogue 4: Miranda Beeching 5: The Carriage Clock

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GOR010068172
The Face Pressed Against a Window: A Memoir by Sir Tim Waterstone
Sir Tim Waterstone
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Atlantic Books
2019-09-05
336
1786496321
9781786496324
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