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Author Purdew, Dorothy.

Title The long road to Champneys : the extraordinary life of a pioneering spa queen / by Dorothy Purdew ; with Charlotte Ward.

Imprint Oxford : Infinite Ideas, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (257 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Contents 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.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Purdew, Dorothy.
Champneys (Firm) -- History.
Businesswomen -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Family-owned business enterprises.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Corporate Governance.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Organizational Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Workplace Culture.
Businesswomen. (OCoLC)fst00843013
Family-owned business enterprises. (OCoLC)fst00920575
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Ward, Charlotte.
Other Form: Print version: Purdew, Dorothy. Long Road to Champneys : The extraordinary life of a pioneering Spa Queen. Oxford : Infinite Ideas, 2011 9781906821500
ISBN 9781908189240 (electronic bk.)
190818924X (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000048824652
AU@ 000053265925
DEBBG BV042968809
DEBSZ 396976026
DEBSZ 423769332

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