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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (118 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lindy Woodhead Narrator: Peter Marinker Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN:
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Now a major ITV drama series, Mr Selfridge is a tale of Edwardian excess and the rise and fall of maverick retailer Harry Gordon Selfridge. In 1909 London's first dedicated department store opened in a huge blaze of publicity. Zola called Selfridges a 'great cathedral of shopping', and its high priest was Harry Gordon Selfridge, father of modern retailing, philanderer, gambler, dandy and showman. Selfridge's talents were for shopping and seduction: and as his shop grew in success, so did his list of mansions, yachts, racehorses - and conquests. He lived through the turmoil of the First World War and the glittering excesses of the 1920s before losing millions at French gaming tables and being ousted from his store in 1939.

To this irrepressible man, 'the store was a theatre with the curtain going up at 9 o'clock': Mr Selfridge reveals the captivating story of what happened before the curtain fell.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 1/19/2014

    " enjoyed, historically interesting, and an impressive business man "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bettie | 1/7/2014

    " retro socialite gossip galore - smashing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 1/4/2014

    " Loved this book ! The tv drama containing only a grain of truth! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leta | 1/3/2014

    " I hope the TV mini series is better than the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 12/2/2013

    " This fit in very well with Downton Abbey and "To Marry an English Lord". Similar time period and characters. I'm looking forward to the new TV series that starts tonight "Mr. Selfridge". I'll be watching it while you all start Downton Abbey Season 3! Enjoy--and keep your kleenex close by! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rae | 8/21/2013

    " The book that goes along with the Masterpiece Theater series "Mr. Selfridge." He is not a very interesting character but was interested in development of department store merchandising. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Rising | 7/25/2013

    " This was an excellent book, I enjoyed it thoroughly. Well researched and well written. I highly recommend it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Phebe | 5/1/2013

    " Subject matter quite fascinating, but they author jumps around chronologically, assumes reader knowledge about some things and over-explains others. I imagine this is a great story, wish this book told it better. Perhaps the upcoming PBS Masterpiece will do just that! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sabrina Messenger | 1/28/2013

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Lots of interesting tidbits about Harry Gordon Selfridge. Mind, the TV show doesn't follow the book that closely, but it's still fun to watch. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ellie Cook | 12/31/2012

    " What I really wanted from this book was a glimpse into the changes in shopping that Selfridge brought around. What I got was a gossipy, disordered stream of prose that lacked clear information. Disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 12/16/2012

    " Found it dragged in places. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lexie | 12/5/2012

    " Far more informative than I thought it would be. I learned lots! "

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