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Book Title: The Buttercup: The Remarkable Story of Andrew Ewing and the Buttercup Dairy Company|
The author of the book: Bill Scott
ISBN 13: 9780956920607
Edition: Leghorn Books Ltd
Date of issue: July 27th 2011
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Bill Scott's heartwarming tale of poor farm boy, Andrew Ewing, who made his fortune by building an iconic grocery empire, before giving it all away in his final ambition to die a poor man. His amazing generosity, included the donation of 100,000 eggs a week to local hospitals and charities. During the depression years of the early 1930s, many a person would also find a small packet slipped into their pocket, containing half a pound of butter or some rashers of bacon.
This is also a beautiful book, being colour printed throughout on high quality paper, to bring out the best in the 90 plus photographs and illustrations
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Read information about the authorBill Scott was born and brought up on the Clermiston Mains estate in Edinburgh the 1950s, which was also the home of the Scottish entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrew Ewing. His parents and grandparents worked for Andrew Ewing's Buttercup Dairy Company - a once famous chain of Scottish grocery shops, recognisable by its wonderful tiled décor.
During his childhood, Bill was regaled with tales of Mr Ewing and the Buttercup and can still vividly recall his trips to the company's head office in a Buttercup van, as well as his regular encounters with 'the boss', who would always give him half a crown whenever their paths crossed on the estate. Bill also remembers the amazing generosity of Andrew Ewing who, because of his Christian principles, would not charge for eggs laid on a Sunday and gave away a fortune in his ultimate desire to die a poor man.
As his life moved on, Bill progressed to a career in economics and finance, but he never forgot his idyllic upbringing at Clermiston Mains or the remarkable old man who had made such an impression on him. The result was his first book, titled 'The Buttercup:The remarkable story of Andrew Ewing and the Buttercup Dairy Company which was published in 2011.