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Friends of Begg x Co - Andrew O'Hagan


Friends of Begg x Co - Andrew O'Hagan


Read our interview with Ayrshire-born author Andrew O'Hagan, as we discuss his new book 'Mayflies', how Ayrshire inspires his writing and his memories of the post-punk era in Scotland.

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Book Club Rosamund De La Hay

Book Club Rosamund De La Hay & Bill De La Hey

Rosamund de la Hey was formerly children’s marketing director at Bloomsbury Publishing where she worked from 1994-2007 and was fortunate to work on the Harry Potter series from the very beginning. 

Bill de la Hey worked as a freelance photographer in London from 1992-2004, working for publications ranging from The Telegraph to Car Magazine

Rosamund was brought up in Scotland and returned with her family in 2003 to live in the Borders.  On moving north, Bill retrained as a chef, and together they opened The Mainstreet Trading Company in June 2008.  Originally a bookshop & café, the shop was extended in 2012 to create a deli and homeware department.  Mainstreet has won various awards over the years, most recently Britain’s Best Small Shop 2018.

Rosamund was a member of the Booksellers Association Council 2011-2018 and served as President 2016-2018.

Read our interview with Rosamund and Bill De La Hey and learn about their journey and get some expert book recommendations for all ages.

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Friends of BEGG & CO Bruce Pask

Bruce Pask - Fashion Director for Bergdorf Goodman

Friends of BEGG & CO Bruce Pask

An amazing interview with Bruce Pask, Fashion Director at Bergdorf Goodman and Friend of Begg & Co. Bergdorf Goodman is a luxury department store based on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. The company was founded in 1899 by Herman Bergdorf and was later owned and managed by Edwin Goodman, and later his son, Andrew Goodman.

Read our Q&A with Bruce Pask and learn more about his working from home routine and fashion tips. 

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Friends of BEGG x CO Massimo Montanaro

CEO of Lanecardate

Friends of BEGG & CO Massimo Montanaro

Massimo is the CEO of Lanecardate and is very passionate about his job, his employees and his family. As CEO of Lanecardate he leads from the front, very customer focused and an amazing friend of Begg x Co. His love and passion for his job shine through in our Q&A with Massimo.

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Friends of BEGG x CO Andrew Blanch

Friends of Begg & Co - Andrew Blanch

Friends of BEGG x CO - Andrew Blanch

I am the Managing Director of New England Wool, a wool exporting company based in Australia and owned by two prominent fabric makers in northern Italy, Successori Reda and Vitale Barberis Canonico. My job, along with my team is to precure high quality raw material (wool and Mohair) from all the major producing countries in the world. We have offices in Sydney and Melbourne, and representatives in Western Australia (Fremantle), New Zealand (Christchurch) and South Africa (Port Elisabeth). 

Read our insightful Q&A with Andrew as he gives us another perspective on coping in this strange time we all find ourselves in. 

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Book Club Lucy Jones

Book Club - Lucy Jones

"I’m a journalist and author, currently living in England. My first book, Foxes Unearthed: A Story of Love & Loathing in Modern Britain, was published by Elliott & Thompson in 2016. It was long-listed for the Wainwright Prize and won the Society of Authors' Roger Deakin Award. My second book, Losing Eden: Why Our Minds Need The Wild was published in February 2020 by Penguin Press. I also write a weekly culture column called State Of The Arts for The Independent, review books, and haphazardly update my Wildlife Daily Tumblr. Before going freelance in 2015, I worked at NME and The Daily Telegraph." 

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