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Author Name    Burton, G. Allan.

Title   A STORE OF MEMORIES.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good+

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1986

ISBN Number    0771017928 / 9780771017926

Seller ID   28518

330 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "With warmth, wry wit, and surprising candour, G. Allan Burton relates the big and small incidents in his life, sometimes with nostalgia, sometimes with bite. His story starts in Toronto's exclusive Rosedale district, where, as a child, he discovered the twin passions of horse-riding and watercolour painting, passions that became the dual themes of his life. The first took him into the Governor General's Horse Guards, into the Allied Forces' dangerous campaign in Italy during World War II, and into a life-long love of fox hunting. The second took him into architecture and interior design and then into Simpsons where he worked his way from stockboy to chairman of the company. Throughout his business career, he kept a journal in which he recorded the critical events of Simpsons growth - the formation of Simpsons-Sears, the opening of new stores, and the innovative development of shopping malls in Ontario and Quebec, the frustrations of economic recession, and finally the explosion of the 'store wars' in 1979 where the Hudson's Bay Company and Sears, Roebuck of Chicago battled for control of this major Canadian company." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has one tiny tear with crease - archivally taped, a few areas of light edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, very light rubbing.

G.  Allan  Burton,  Businessmen,  Canada,  Canadian,  Biography,  Simpsons  Limited,  Horses,  Horsemanship,  Fox-Hunting,  Alnwick  Castle,  Tom  Bell,  Bell  Canada,  Jack  Barrow,  W.  Alec  Boothe,  Audrey  Burton,  Charles  L.  Burton,  Edgar  Gordon  Burton,  Ella  Burton,  Ted  Burton,  Ronald  Crichton,  Ian  Cumberland,  John  W.  Eaton,  Eaton  Centre,  Eaton's,  Eglinton  Hunt  Club,  Sydney  Fletcher,  Foreign  Investment  Review  Agency,  Governor  General's  Horse  Guards,  C.L.  Grundy,  Gertie  Hines,  Hudson  Bay  Company,  A.K.  Jordan,  Betty  Kennedy,  Jack  Kincannon,  Charles  Kindersley,  Raymond  Lavoie,  Ross  Lemesurier,  Limestone  Hall,  Lycee  Jaccard,  John  Angus  McDougald,  Donadl  McGiverin,  Monte  Cassino,  Richard  Murray,  North  York  Hunt  Club,  Douglas  Peacher,  Ed  Pickering,  Alfred  Powis,  Quorn  Hunt,  Elmer  Rounding,  Royal  Bank  Of  Canada,  Mike  Scott,  W.P.  Scott,  Sears  Roebuck,  Simpsons-Sears,  Ian  Sinclair,  Charles  Stewart,  John  Taylor,  Edward  Telling,  Kenneth  Thomson,  James  M.  Tory,  Toronto  Star,  Toronto,  University  Of  Toronto  Schools,  William  Wilder,  Art  Wood,  Wood  Gundy,  Charles  Namby  Wynn  Woodward,  Woodward's,  York  Club. 

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