Books: The colourful tale of entrepreneur Green

The epic rise of the King of the Shops makes for a good read, says Paul Murphy, but this book doesn't really pin him down.

Top Man - How Philip Green built his high street empire Stewart Lansley and Andy Forrester Aurum Press £18.99 MT price £15.99 To order, visit

We can only fantasise about how Philip Green will have reacted to news that one of several threatened biographies charting the extraordinary rise of the King of the Shops has actually made it into print. Angry phone calls? Of course. Expletives? Plenty. Litigation? Well... difficult to say.

Green is not a man to take any questioning of his abilities or his record, or even his style, on the chin.

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