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Waterstones new boss - James Daunt

57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 09 September 2011

James Daunt the new boss at Waterstones the High Street book chain talks to Peter White about whether he's ditching their popular 3 for 2 offer.

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Producer: Karen Dalziel.


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