We look forward to working with James Daunt
and the Barnes & Noble management team in this exciting endeavor."
We're a retailer that's doing well on a high street which isn't doing very well," Mr Daunt
"We keep our business very simple, and when we range products we make sure quality is where we want it to be," notes Daunt
. "We then choose the lowest price we can afford to sell it for and then leave it there.
added that the chain had been quietly sticking to the basics of bookselling, "making our existing bookshops nicer and now opening new ones at an increasing clip ...
THE talk of a title decider is "premature", but Jon Lewis accepts the magnitude of Durham's LV= County Championship clash with Yorkshire and insists the "feelgood factor" currently enveloping his side is a handy inoculation against any possibility of being daunted
by the league leaders.
said: "At Waterstones, we are committed to improving our bookshops quite radically to offer the best possible book-buying experience.
"We have been speaking to members and non-members and they have been telling us that they need us more now than at any time," said Ms Daunt
, who has enjoyed a high-profile career in the legal sector with firms such as Browne Jacobson, Irwin Mitchell and Eversheds and latterly as a consultant at Hammonds.
"I remember seeing Patricia with her lovely red hair when she was carrying some ice creams one day at work," Mr Daunt
, aged 86, said.
Previously head of the Eversheds real estate team in the Midlands, Ms Daunt
is one of the highest profile partners to join Browne Jacobson in recent years.
, who has been preparing for the demanding event since March, has followed a strict training programme to increase her fitness level.
David Slade (Joker); Mary Daunt
(Head of Real Estate, Eversheds Midlands offices); Vaq Farooq (Batman); Brian Hession (Robin)
(Back) Sara May, Christine Levine, Caris Arthur, Marlyn Stokes, Sue Hele, Pat Bullivant, Zoe Lewis (front) Andrea Howl, Virginia Bottomley, Diane Benussi, Mary Daunt
, Jane Lodge, Caroline Coates, Zoe Lewis
In what could be a masterstroke, James Daunt
has been appointed MD.
, who charges twice as much as any other tutor in Britain - pounds 75 an hour - is now nearly as famous as some of his pupils.
Father-of-two Paul Burke, 38, dragged computer programmer Kevin Daunt
from Judge Roy Beans and slammed him into a bollard.