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Bold As Brass [Kindle Edition]

Hilary Devey
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Hilary Devey is one of our most remarkable entrepreneurs and was an instant sensation when she appeared on Dragon's Den. Now, in this powerful memoir, she reveals the full story of her turbulent life. She describes how her father's bankruptcy sparked a fierce determination in her not to end up the same way. When her father started working in the pub trade, Hilary did too - at the age of seven - and has been grafting hard ever since. She built her own company, Pall-Ex, which today has an annual turnover of £100 million, never giving up even when she was so broke she couldn't afford to give her son a Christmas dinner. Admitting to terrible taste in men, Hilary opens up about her marriages and the destructive relationship she thought would break her. She tells how she faced a mother's worst nightmare, her son's heroin addiction, and fought back from a stroke that almost killed her. Bold as Brass is candid, brave and laced with the warmth and humour that have made Hilary so popular. Ultimately, it's as inspirational as the woman herself.

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Hilary Devey is one of our most remarkable entrepreneurs and was an instant sensation when she appeared on Dragon's Den. Now, in this powerful memoir, she reveals the full story of her turbulent life. She describes how her father's bankruptcy sparked a fierce determination in her not to end up the same way. When her father started working in the pub trade, Hilary did too - at the age of seven - and has been grafting hard ever since. She built her own company, Pall-Ex, which today has an annual turnover of £100 million, never giving up even when she was so broke she couldn't afford to give her son a Christmas dinner. Admitting to terrible taste in men, Hilary opens up about her marriages and the destructive relationship she thought would break her. She tells how she faced a mother's worst nightmare, her son's heroin addiction, and fought back from a stroke that almost killed her. Bold as Brass is candid, brave and laced with the warmth and humour that have made Hilary so popular. Ultimately, it's as inspirational as the woman herself.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2760 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1447214919
  • Publisher: Macmillan; Unabridged edition (24 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007WTR1OA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,841 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 31 Jan 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Inspiring and gutsy story of a woman who takes no nonsense from anyone. I would advise you to buy it
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating 24 May 2012
Format:Hardcover
Fascinating no holds barred book documenting Hilary's life, her self determination led to the creation of Pall Ex. Hilary talks honestly about her son's battle with addiction and her fathers bankruptcy without trying to gloss over the details.

It's very inspirational to read how she recovered from a stroke and went on to join the line up of Dragons Den where her common sense is evident, the ups and downs that lifes thrown at her have just encouraged her to succeed.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Autobiography 26 May 2012
By suzy
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book will make 'your hand itch' to read more about hilarys normadic childhood and her views on society. Best autobiography I've ever read Thanks Hils!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational 24 May 2012
Format:Hardcover
A triumph over adversity, Hilary tells of her journey through life encountering many hardships and personal tragedies before emerging triumphantly although always tinged with sadness the book is ultimately uplifting
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
I have read a many autobiography's of some of the great and the good from all over the world.
Including some although not all of her Dragon's Den college's.
Hillary comes from Manchester the same place as I do, northern people share a similar sense of humour.
This account of her life so far is fascinating, sad, funny, & interesting in equal measures.
You could never guess she has had such a life.
Do yourself a big favour and buy this book, you are in for a complete roller-coaster of a ride reading about Hillary's life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Woman! 11 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Determined, ruthless, simgle minded and supremely focused. Hilary Devey's book is testamount to the fact that hard work does pay, common sense is under-rated and a degree over-rated. From a very tough start Hilary paved the way to success with an incredible work ethics and drive. Her life was / is far from perfect but she had a dream and the way she wrote actually got me excited about logistics which in itself is a feat. Hats off to her - she deserves all the success in the world but her attitude towards her son's addiction needs applauce on it's own.. definitely worth a read...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad 4 Feb 2013
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An easy read that is very dramatic. Certainly recommended and you get to know Hils, a bit better than you did before.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! 26 Jan 2013
By suse
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
What a fantastic book! I couldn't put it down. What an extraordinary life Hilary Devey has lived - and how brave and resilient she is. A woman full of honesty, warmth and integrity.
Highly recommend this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Anyone liking autobiographies will love this.
Fabulous read. Anyone liking autobiographies will love this.
Published 1 day ago by petal1
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Wow. What a life Hils has had. Difficult to put the down.
Published 10 days ago by MACH
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and inspirational book
Read this in a few sittings. Excellent book as a biography. As a business book sends a clear message. You can start poor and still live the dream if you work hard enough. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Lynee
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great price great delivery will use again
Published 19 days ago by gillian claye
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Enjoyed this, gives you insights of many worlds, not just business.
Published 26 days ago by Jack Macyntire
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Published 28 days ago by dorothybennett
5.0 out of 5 stars Bold
Loved this autobiography. What a powerful woman. It was amazing how many highs and lows this woman went through and how she prevailed. Highly reccomend this book.
Published 28 days ago by Glen Kirkpatrick
4.0 out of 5 stars What a Woman.
I was hoping for more about her business exploits but never the less its a good read. A very honest account of a lady who has gone through a hell of a tough time and has come out... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Damian King
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book to read. Hilary does not let obstacles ...
Interesting book to read. Hilary does not let obstacles get in her way.
I think we can all learn something from her.
Published 1 month ago by Mr. J. I. Martin
4.0 out of 5 stars book
This was one of the items bought by my wife for herself just before she died. Jo' rest in peace Bill
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