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The Billy Butlin Story Paperback – 1 Jan 1998


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  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Robson Books Ltd; New edition edition (1 Jan 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0860518647
  • ISBN-13: 978-0860518648
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 9.5 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 287,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Graham Peacock on 4 Dec 2002
Whether or not you have been to Butlins this book is a fascinating insight into the life of Sir Billy Butlin and what drove him to create his holiday camps. For those that have visited or worked at any of the camps I'd say this is a must have.
Billy explains in his own words his early years and how the idea of Butlins came about. Read how it was not all plain sailing in both business and personal life. His imagination in getting out of tricky situations is remarkable.
Read about the man who had a dream and followed it through from his first fairground stall to the Butlins empire. But he wasn't just a tough ruthless businessman. He had compassion and in many respects was very humble, and wanted to help others even at the expense of his personal life. He was also very committed to charity work and donated vast amounts to very worthy causes.
An interesting read about a truly remarkable man.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Serena2808 on 1 Mar 2011
A totally fab book. I couldnt put it down. Such a page turner. I would recommend this book for Butlins fans (new or old style Butlins) and people that enjoy reading biographies about interesting people.
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By Darren on 24 April 2013
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Brilliant book, great quality and arrived here very very quickly, no problems at all, fantastic :) :) :) :) :)
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By E. BANYARD on 5 Aug 2012
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"The Billy Butlin Story" - what a wonderful book! This book was in perfect condition (a pleasure to own), delivery was quick and packaging was extremely good! Thank you so much!
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