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Bold As Brass: My Story - Hilary Devey

Macmillan, 2012, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Hilary Devey is one of our most remarkable entrepreneurs and was an instant sensation when she appeared on Dragons’ Den. Straight-talking, tough-minded but soft-hearted, she charmed the nation. Now, in this powerful memoir, she reveals the full story of her turbulent life.

She describes how her father’s bankruptcy sparked a fierce determination in her not to end up the same way. And when her father started working in the pub trade, Hilary did too — at the age of seven — and has been grafting hard ever since.

In 1996 she founded Pall-Ex, a groundbreaking haulage company, working tirelessly to make it a success, never giving up even when she was so broke she couldn’t afford to give her son a Christmas dinner. Today, Pall-Ex has an annual turnover of £100 million.

Admitting to a terrible taste in men, Hilary opens up about her three marriages and the abusive relationship she thought would break her. She tells how she faced a mother’s worst nightmare, her son’s heroin addiction, and fought back from a stroke that almost killed her.

Bold as Brass is incredibly honest and laced with the warmth and humour that have made Hilary so popular. Ultimately, it’s as inspirational as the woman herself.”


Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 342 pages.
£8.50

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