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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.

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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
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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!
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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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