Author(s): Tim Waterstone
Tim Waterstone is one of Britain's most successful businessmen, having built the Waterstones empire that started with one bookshop in 1982.
In this charming and evocative memoir, he recalls the childhood experiences that led him to become an entrepreneur and outlines the business philosophy that allowed Waterstones to dominate the bookselling business throughout the country.
Tim explores his formative years in a small town in rural England at the end of the Second World War, and the troubled relationship he had with his father. Before moving on to the epiphany he had while studying at Cambridge, which set him on the road to Waterstone's and gave birth to the creative strategy that made him a high street name.
Candid and moving, The Face Pressed Against a Window charts the life of one of our most celebrated business leaders.