Bold As Brass

My Story

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Hilary Devey is one of our most remarkable entrepreneurs and was an instant sensation when she appeared on Dragon's Den. Now, in this powerful memoir, she reveals the full story of her turbulent life. She describes how her father's bankruptcy sparked a fierce determination in her not to end up the same way. When her father started working in the pub trade, Hilary did too - at the age of seven - and has been grafting hard ever since.

She built her own company, Pall-Ex, which today has an annual turnover of £100 million, never giving up even when she was so broke she couldn't afford to give her son a Christmas dinner. Admitting to terrible taste in men, Hilary opens up about her marriages and the destructive relationship she thought would break her. She tells how she faced a mother's worst nightmare, her son's heroin addiction, and fought back from a stroke that almost killed her. Bold as Brass is candid, brave and laced with the warmth and humour that have made Hilary so popular. Ultimately, it's as inspirational as the woman herself.

About Hilary Devey

Hilary Devey is an award-winning businesswoman and chief executive of Pall-Ex, the UK's number one palletised freight distribution network. She created a media storm when she joined the hugely popular Dragon's Den and became the star of her own series The Intern. She is a patron of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and The Stroke Association. She is the author of Bold As Brass: My Story.

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