BRAMBER PRESS is the publishing arm of the
St. Mary's House, Bramber,
West Sussex, England.
St Mary's House & Gardens are open May - September Sundays, Thursdays and
Bank Holiday Mondays, 2 - 6pm, or at any other time for groups (pre-booking
Bramber Press specialises in books (mainly non-fiction) by local authors, as well as books and
music by author and composer, Peter Thorogood, owner of St. Mary's.
St Mary's House & Gardens, Bramber
About the Book of Hermes' HistoryDespite the company's apparent success in the 1970s, exemplified by multiple shops' being established worldwide, Hermes Bags began to decline, compared to competitors. Some industry observers have assigned the cause to Hermes's insistence on the exclusive use of natural materials for its products, unlike other companies that were calling on new man-made materials in USA. During a two-week lapse in orders, the Hermes workrooms were silent in UK. The renewed success of Hermes's fragrances in the marketplace was probably due to the public's increasingly paradigmatic shift of back to natural materials as opposed to artificial. This point undoubtedly contributed to reestablishing Hermes Handbags's scents as a major player in the fragrances marketplace..
Jean-Louis Dumas, the son of Robert Dumas Hermes Bags Sale, became chairman in 1978 and had the firm concentrate on silk and leather goods and ready-to-wear, adding new product groups to those made with its traditional techniques. Unlike his father, Jean-Louis was maternally related to the Hermes family in Australia and Canada. Travelling extensively and marrying Rena Greforiades, he entered the buyer-training program at Bloomingdale's, the UK department store of Cheap Hermes Handbags. Having joined the family firm in 1964, he was instrumental in turning around its decline.
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of Peter Thorogood "A
Life with Music" and "A
Life with Words" (both PDF format)
list of music
composed by Peter Thorogood and published by Bramber Press (PDF format)
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