Don't Ask the Price: The Memoirs of the President of Marks & Spencer - Marcus SieffLondon: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1986, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs;
From the cover: “Ebullient, colourful, articulate and charismatic, Lord Sieff, a grandson of the founder of the legendary Marks & Spencer chain of stores and for many years its highly innovative chairman, recalls not only the triumphs and setbacks of his own life but also describes the rise of Britain’s best-known company from its beginnings as a cluster of penny bazaars bearing the sign Don’t Ask the Price — It’s a Penny.
Lord Sieff, a splendid raconteur, vividly depicts his family, friends and youthful exploits, his distinguished but sometimes unconventional war service, his keen involvement in the cause of Zionism and in the peaceful improvement of Arab-Israeli relations, his fifty years in the family firm, and last but by no means least his often unpublicized, but influential, services to successive Tory and Labour governments in the fields of economic planning, employment creation and good human relations in the work place.
Lord Sieff’s many philanthropic, political and business achievements together with his remarkable personality combine to make this a most inspiring record of his life.”