Title Life is Local. the History of Johnston Press Plc
Book Condition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Publisher Edinburgh Johnston Press 2006
095517290X / 9780955172908
Seller ID 10443
352pp, many illustrations, colour & b/w. The history of Johnston Press plc is a compelling tale in which one family — the Johnstons — take centre stage as their small family business in Falkirk expands into England, becomes a publicly listed company and by 2006 publishes more than 300 regional and local titles in the United Kingdom and Ireland. There is detailed analysis of all the major acquisitions made by Johnston Press, and the ones that got away — like the deal that fell through because a newspaper owner’s dog took a dislike to Johnston chairman and chief negotiator Freddy Johnston!