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The Face Pressed Against a Window : A Memoir - Tim Waterstone

The Face Pressed Against a Window

A Memoir

Hardcover Published: 4th March 2019
ISBN: 9781786496300
Number Of Pages: 336

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An evocative and candid memoir that charts the key moments in the life of Britain's most successful bookseller.

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.

About the Author

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.

Industry Reviews

[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 standout... 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 *

ISBN: 9781786496300
ISBN-10: 1786496305
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 4th March 2019
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.68

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