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Shopping, seduction & Mr. Selfridge, Lindy Woodhead

Label
Shopping, seduction & Mr. Selfridge
Title
Shopping, seduction & Mr. Selfridge
Statement of responsibility
Lindy Woodhead
Title variation
  • Shopping, seduction, and Mr. Selfridge
  • Shopping, seduction, and Mister Selfridge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1909 London's first dedicated department store built from scratch opened in a glorious burst of publicity, spearheaded by the largest advertising campaign ever mounted in the British press. In his eponymous store Selfridge created nothing less than "the theatre of retail". His personal life was just as flamboyant, one of mistresses and mansions, racehorses and yachts. In this book Lindy Woodhead tells the extraordinary story of the early 20th century revolution in shopping and the rise and fall of a retail prince"--
Summary
Describes the life and career of the American businessman and founder of Selfridges department store, focusing on his landmark London location and the introduction of modern luxury shopping to England and the world
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10177871
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woodhead, Lindy
Dewey number
  • 381/.141092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5465.G74
LC item number
S449 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Selfridge, H. Gordon
  • Selfridges (Firm)
  • Businessmen
  • Retail trade
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous
Target audience
adult
Label
Shopping, seduction & Mr. Selfridge, Lindy Woodhead
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-294) and index
Contents
Introduction : consuming passions -- The fortunes of war -- Giving the ladies what they want -- The customer is always right -- Full speed ahead -- Going it alone -- Building the dream -- Takeoff -- Lighting up the night -- War work, war play -- Castles in the air -- Vices and virtures -- Making waves -- Tout va -- Flights of fancy -- Over and out
Control code
2012046123
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House Trade Paperback ed.
Extent
xxiv, 310 p.
Isbn
9780812985047
Lccn
2012046123
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Shopping, seduction & Mr. Selfridge, Lindy Woodhead
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-294) and index
Contents
Introduction : consuming passions -- The fortunes of war -- Giving the ladies what they want -- The customer is always right -- Full speed ahead -- Going it alone -- Building the dream -- Takeoff -- Lighting up the night -- War work, war play -- Castles in the air -- Vices and virtures -- Making waves -- Tout va -- Flights of fancy -- Over and out
Control code
2012046123
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House Trade Paperback ed.
Extent
xxiv, 310 p.
Isbn
9780812985047
Lccn
2012046123
Other physical details
ill.

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