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The Jewel of Knightsbridge

The Origins of the Harrods Empire

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The Jewel of Knightsbridge by Robin Harrod
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In 1836, Charles Henry Harrod found himself in a prison hulk awaiting transportation to Tasmania for seven years' hard labour. He had been convicted at the Old Bailey of receiving stolen goods, and this should have been the beginning of the end for his fledgling business and his family. And yet, in miraculously escaping his fate and vowing to turn his back on crime, he would become the much esteemed founder of the now legendary Harrods in London's fashionable Knightsbridge district. Some years later Charles was succeeded by his son, who brought with him the necessary energy and drive to take the shop from a successful local grocer's to a remarkable and complex department store, patronised by the wealthy and famous. Robin Harrod's fascinating family story reveals the previously unknown origins of the store, and follows its remarkable fortunes through family scandal, the devastating fire of 1883 and its subsequent rise from the ashes, to the end of the nineteenth century when its shares were floated on the stock exchange, thus completing one of the most extraordinary comeback stories in the history of commerce.

Author Biography

Robin Harrod is the great-great grandson of Charles Harrod, the founder of Harrods, and has researched the history of his extraordinary family for 25 years. He liaises with the Harrods archivist regarding any questions about the family
Release date Australia
January 31st, 2017
Author
Pages
256
Illustrations
16 Plates, black and white; 30 Illustrations, black and white
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
The History Press Ltd
Dimensions
156x234x28
ISBN-13
9780750968133
Product ID
26206935

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