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Nationality  British
Name  James Daunt
Known for  founder, Daunt Books
Role  Businessman
Spouse(s)  Katy Steward
Parents  Timothy Daunt
Children  Molly and Eliza

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Full Name  Achilles James Daunt
Born  18 October 1963 (age 52) (1963-10-18)
Alma mater  Pembroke College, Cambridge University
Occupation  managing director, Waterstones
Education  University of Cambridge, Sherborne School

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Achilles James Daunt (born 18 October 1963) is a British businessman. He is the founder of the Daunt Books chain, and since May 2011 has been managing director of the book chain Waterstones.

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Early life

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Achilles James Daunt was born on 18 October 1963, the son of the diplomat Sir Timothy Daunt and his wife Patricia Susan Knight. He was educated at Sherborne School, before reading history at Pembroke College, Cambridge University.

Career

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His first job was as a purser with Carnival Cruise Lines. After working in the US as a banker for JP Morgan, he founded Daunt Books, a chain of six bookshops in London. In May 2011 he was appointed managing director of Waterstones by the company's new owner, the Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut. The pair were listed at fourth place in a 2011 Guardian list of the top 100 people in the British books industry.

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Daunt was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2017.

Personal life

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He is married to Katy Steward, a health professional, they have two daughters Molly and Eliza, and live in Hampstead. They have a second house in Suffolk.


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References

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