Cheshire, England (PRWEB) August 02, 2013
In his first book “HP Sauce My Ancestors’ Legacy” (published by AuthorHouse), author Nigel Britton relates the amazing story of the world famous condiment, from its creation in the backyard of a grocery store in Nottingham, to it reaching its iconic status across continents.
Britton delves into the mystery behind the name and traces the history of its maker. The story is spread over 139 years, and starts with how one of the author’s ancestors acquired HP Sauce.
Britton has painted a vivid picture of the family owned corner shops, and small business enterprises or factories of the Victorian and Edwardian eras that over time developed into business conglomerates worth millions. It records the contribution of the Eastwood, Moore and Britton families to industry, and their legacy from 1874 to the present day, particularly the establishment of the Midland Vinegar Company by Edward Samson Moore, which later acquired the HP Sauce. In its final chapter, it relates how Warren Buffett, the well known investor, bought over Heinz, which owned all the HP brands, for an estimated $ 28 billion, making it the largest business deal in the history of the food industry. “HP Sauce My Ancestors’ Legacy” will surely be an inspiration to those keen on tracing their antecedents and genealogy.
An excerpt from “HP Sauce My Ancestors’ Legacy:”
HP will always mean that little bottle of brown sauce, that condiment of comfort, that irreplaceable doyen of British cuisine, which can be found in millions of kitchen larders and cupboards across the land. It will forever remain a part of Britain and its great traditions that are known and respected throughout the world today.
“HP Sauce My Ancestors Legacy”
By Nigel Britton
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in |253 pages | ISBN 978-1-4817-9702-3
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 253 pages | ISBN 978-1-4817-9703-0
E-Book | 253 pages | ISBN 978-1-4817-9704-7
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Nigel Britton was born and educated in Cheshire and Cornwall. He worked in several businesses for 35 years. He is a keen gardener and an avid football fan. His interests include home improvement designs and buildings, writing and politics. He has held the posts of school governor and local councilor.
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