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The Resource Rocky road : the incredible true story of the fractured family behind the Darrell Lea chocolate empire, Robert Wainwright

Rocky road : the incredible true story of the fractured family behind the Darrell Lea chocolate empire, Robert Wainwright

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Rocky road : the incredible true story of the fractured family behind the Darrell Lea chocolate empire
Title
Rocky road
Title remainder
the incredible true story of the fractured family behind the Darrell Lea chocolate empire
Statement of responsibility
Robert Wainwright
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early 1930s, the Australian family confectionery company Darrell Lea was a sensation, its shops stacked with delicious chocolates, marshmallows, nougat and much more in line with the company's motto to 'Stack 'em high, watch 'em fly'. It was at this time that Montague Lea met the vivacious teenage 'ticket writer' Valerie Everitt. Monty fell hard for her and, despite strong family opposition on both sides, they would marry. Valerie was keen to have a large brood and, though her pregnancies were difficult, she gave birth to four children. But they were not enough and in 1947 she adopted the first of three more children who were designed to be playmates for her own. It was a social experiment that would end in tears, as would the fortunes of the iconic company, destroyed by the glue that once bound it together - family. Rocky Road is the story of this chocaholic clan and the creative and eccentric woman who dominated it. Behind the irresistible sweetness of Darrell Lea lay a family who made bitter sacrifices to succeed in the candy business
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AUNRT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wainwright, Robert
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Everitt, Valerie
  • Lea, Montague
  • Darrell Lea
  • Confectionery
  • Family-owned business enterprises
  • Families
Label
Rocky road : the incredible true story of the fractured family behind the Darrell Lea chocolate empire, Robert Wainwright
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063888316
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
414 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760291556
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1042321155
Label
Rocky road : the incredible true story of the fractured family behind the Darrell Lea chocolate empire, Robert Wainwright
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063888316
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
414 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760291556
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1042321155

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