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Shopping, seduction & Mr Selfridge

Author: Lindy Woodhead
Publisher: London : Profile, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1909, the largest department store in London's West End, designed and built from scratch, opened in Oxford Street in a glorious burst of publicity. The mastermind behind the facade was American retail genius Harry Gordon Selfridge: maverick businessman, risk-taker, dandy and one of the greatest showmen the retail world has ever known. His talents were to create the seduction of shopping, and as his success and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: H Gordon Selfridge; H Gordon Selfridge
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lindy Woodhead
ISBN: 9781781250587 1781250588 9781847650689 1847650686 9781861978882 186197888X
OCLC Number: 810949876
Notes: TV tie-in.
Originally published: 2007.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction: Consuming Passions --
1. The Fortunes of War --
2. Giving the Ladies What They Want --
3. The Customer is Always Right --
4. Full Speed Ahead --
5. Going It Alone --
6. Building the Dream --
7. Take-off --
8. Lighting up the Night --
9. War Work, War Play --
10. Castles in the Air --
11. Vices and Virtues --
12. Making Waves --
13. Tout Va --
14. Flights of Fancy --
15. Over and Out --
16. Fast Forward.
Responsibility: Lindy Woodhead.

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