Britain: A One-Woman Show

By her own admission, Mrs. Margery Hurst is one of Britain's richest and most self-esteeming women. She has more reason than most for being both. At 51, she heads Britain's largest secretarial employment agency, London's Brook Street Bureau, which she herself founded in 1946 with a $200 loan. "I never thought for a moment that I could fail," says Mrs. Hurst. Her confidence in herself has not been misplaced. This week her Brook Street Bureau will take the unusual step of going public with the sale of 540,000 of its shares for more than $1,000,000. Another 1.8 million shares...

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