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The Man Who Invented Himself: A Life of Sir Thomas Lipton

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Thomas Lipton burst onto the national scene in 1897, the year of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. The Princess of Wales had launched a GBP30,000 fund to provide a Jublilee dinner for the poor, but, with only weeks to go, no more than GBP5,000 had been subscribed. Lipton saved the day by writing a cheque for GBP25,000. The annonymous gift created massive press speculation and even greater publicity when the identity of the donor leaked out two days later. Lipton's generosity earned him a knighthood and propelled him into ...

The Man Who Invented Himself: A Life of Sir Thomas Lipton 1998, Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781851588312

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