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The Edge of Time. War time Child to Accidental Retailer

£9.99

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John Pellowe's future changed overnight from building to retail. After a tragedy and split in the family firm, a small inherited shop went on to become one of the most successful retail stores in Britain: Housing Units. Charting events from pre-war Oldham to the present day, The Edge of Time tells the story of the founder of one of the North West's most famous home furnishing stores. A humorous and often poignant book, John Pellowe's autobiography reveals how much things have changed in the furniture industry and touches on luck, timing - and good practice: Housing Units had a turnover of around 165 in its first week in 1959 which had increased to over 20million when John retired as managing director in 2000 and all this was built without incurring any debt! From innocent childhood days to tragedy, from the whirlwind of owning a new enterprise to getting married, growing the business and having a family whilst simultaneously rushing around Europe and the UK buying stock - time has always been in short supply for John Pellowe as he has tried to achieve more than others. The Edge of Time is a touching life story that clearly demonstrates how much things have changed over the years in both commerce and life itself. It will appeal to fans of autobiographies and success stories.

Used hard back book in original dust wrapper. Signed by the author 'A Journey John P'.

Item details

Added value:
Signed by author
Author(s):
John Pellowe
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1780880820
ISBN-13:
9781780880822
Number of pages:
316
Publisher:
Matador
Title:
The Edge of Time War Time Child to Accidental Retailer

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John Pellowe's future changed overnight from building to retail. After a tragedy and split in the family firm, a small inherited shop went on to become one of the most successful retail stores in Britain: Housing Units. Charting events from pre-war Oldham to the present day, The Edge of Time tells the story of the founder of one of the North West's most famous home furnishing stores. A humorous and often poignant book, John Pellowe's autobiography reveals how much things have changed in the furniture industry and touches on luck, timing - and good practice: Housing Units had a turnover of around 165 in its first week in 1959 which had increased to over 20million when John retired as managing director in 2000 and all this was built without incurring any debt! From innocent childhood days to tragedy, from the whirlwind of owning a new enterprise to getting married, growing the business and having a family whilst simultaneously rushing around Europe and the UK buying stock - time has always been in short supply for John Pellowe as he has tried to achieve more than others. The Edge of Time is a touching life story that clearly demonstrates how much things have changed over the years in both commerce and life itself. It will appeal to fans of autobiographies and success stories.

Used hard back book in original dust wrapper. Signed by the author 'A Journey John P'.

Added value:
Signed by author
Author(s):
John Pellowe
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1780880820
ISBN-13:
9781780880822
Number of pages:
316
Publisher:
Matador
Title:
The Edge of Time War Time Child to Accidental Retailer

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