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Bread: The Story of Greggs

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When Ian Gregg was just a boy he joined his father at work selling pies from his van to miners' wives around Newcastle. Now retired, he can look back on a business that began as a husband-and-wife team in the 1930s, and survived a world war and two major recessions to become our favourite bakery, beloved by everyone from children to office workers to soldiers overseas.

Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 9th 2013 by Corgi (first published April 11th 2013)
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Stuart Hill
Dec 07, 2014 Stuart Hill rated it really liked it
Since this was written by a member of the family which founded the company, Ian Gregg, who headed the company for many years, I feared that it could be a bland account claiming a history of consistent success. Thankfully that isn't the case as Gregg produced a narrative which skillfully combined autobiography, social history and corporate history.

I enjoyed the opening chapters the most as it was interesting to see how a large corporation emerged from modest beginnings. Greggs catered to a mainly
Lisa Bennett
Jun 30, 2013 Lisa Bennett rated it did not like it
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OMG i can't believe i spent a fiver on this book. its totally crap. a complete bore fest. i got so bored i had to close it a third of the way in and start something else. i was fooled into thinking it would be interesting and funny, but it was full of facts and figures. total yawn. my only consolation is that my money went to charity!
Mar 19, 2014 Beth rated it it was ok
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This took me almost a year to get through. It's got some good bits in it, and is generally quite interesting, but it's not an easy read.
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