By David Tristram
This is the story of Richard Branson. No not the Richard Branson – Sir Richard Branson – entrepreneurial, iconic, philanthropic multi-millionaire boss of the Virgin Corporation. No, this is the story of Richard Branson – redundant foundry worker from the Black Country – whose wife has just left him for another woman.
In a desperate attempt to regain his self esteem, Richard applies to do a history course at Birmingham University. There he meets Noel, another forty – something ‘mature’ student with a whole different outlook on life.
Together – well, together they learn more than either could have imagined possible. About life. About women. About themselves.
Not too much about history, though.