Victoria Glendinning – Family Business

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Start time: 19:30
End time: 20:30

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Victoria Glendinning’s Family Business covers how the company John Lewis came to be, In conversation with Nicola Upson

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The author and biographer Victoria Glendinning has produced a biography ‘Family Business’ of the first John Lewis and how he changed the face of the British high street.

John Lewis’ father died in a Somerset workhouse, orphaning him at the age of seven. Raised by an aunt, he worked as an apprentice to a local draper from the age of fourteen, slowly earning enough to open his own small shop – and then expand.

Glendinning’s biography captures how Lewis and his brother changed the business world, covering the falling-out between generations, the advocacy for the concept of Partnership and the social and political activity of Oxford Street. This is a history of the family behind the iconic brand, and for anyone interested in the foundation of the British high street – and how it has evolved from the nineteenth century to today.

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Adult: £12

Child: £5

Child Age Limit: 18 and under

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Name: Petworth Festival

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Address: St Mary's Church, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0AD

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