Made in Britain by Evan Davis
How the Nation Earns Its Living

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Davis, a presenter on the Today programme, comes across as a soothing economic agony uncle in this engaging TV tie-in.
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What are countries famous for making? For Japan, the answer might be electronic goods. For Germany, automobiles. For France, perhaps a Louis Vuitton bag. But what about Britain?



Here, Evan Davis sets himself the task of finding out. Offering a fascinating look at our manufacturing industries and revealing the various companies that might not be household names, but are very much world leaders in their fields, he shows how we have learnt to specialise in high end and niche areas that are the envy of the world.



Taking in our disappointments and successes, Made in Britain is a brilliantly readable tour of our economic history, exploring the curious blend of resilience, innovation and economic free-thinking that makes us who we are.

 

About Evan Davis

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Evan Davis was born in 1962 in Surrey. He is the highly respected presenter of the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, as well as presenting BBC Two business reality show Dragons' Den.
 
Published May 1, 2011 by Little, Brown Book Group. 224 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Travel, Computers & Technology, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Ian Pindar on May 29 2012

Davis, a presenter on the Today programme, comes across as a soothing economic agony uncle in this engaging TV tie-in.

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