James Daunt’s Difficult Task: Remake Waterstone’s, But In Whose Image?

Like Jesus in the Biblical parable of the loaves and fishes, new Waterstone’s MD James Daunt will have to perform a miracle to multiply the magic of his eponymous six-strong bookstore chain to feed the masses.

By Philip Downer

When entertainment and record shop group HMV sold Waterstone’s to Alexander Mamut last month, the big surprise wasn’t the buyer, or the price -– it was the a

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