Front cover; title page; title & subtitle; copyright; table of contents; foreword; first page; 1. Early years; 2. A middle-class life!; 3. A nation at war; 4. Country life and city bunkers; 5. Earning a crust and first love; 6. She's leaving home; 7. Family life; 8. The birth of WeightGuard; 9. Fraught times at Frimleys; 10. Hard graft at Henlow Grange; 11. Looking after the pennies; 12. The circle of life; 13. A Springs stake and a learning curve; 14. Forest Mere opens; Champneys at last; 16. The rollercoaster of life; 17. The fickle hand of fate; Index.
How does a girl from an impoverished background become one of the world's most influential spa operators? This extraordinary woman has been an inspiration to so many, enabling a wide range of people across the world to enjoy spa experiences. Dorothy Purdew's story is a fascinating and heart-warming tale of a loved and respected businesswoman whose services to the spa industry and charity works gained her the accolade of OBE in 2008.