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Made In Britain

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3rd May 2012

Price: £10.99

Spears Book Awards, 2012

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349123783
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What are countries famous for making? For Japan, the answer might be electronic goods. For Germany, automobiles. For France, perhaps a Louis Vuitton bag. But what about Britain?

Here, Evan Davis sets himself the task of finding out. Offering a fascinating look at our manufacturing industries and revealing the various companies that might not be household names, but are very much world leaders in their fields, he shows how we have learnt to specialise in high end and niche areas that are the envy of the world.

Taking in our disappointments and successes, Made in Britain is a brilliantly readable tour of our economic history, exploring the curious blend of resilience, innovation and economic free-thinking that makes us who we are.

Reviews

Scotland on Sunday
Could not be more relevant
City AM
Hits the spot. Upbeat, balanced . . . Filled with interesting facts . . . An engaging book written by an author whose passion and command of his subject shine through
Sean O'Grady, Independent on Sunday
A lively, upbeat account of the way we make our living