But, alas, capitalism has not served Norton nearly as well. It has passed through the hands of a number of corporate adventurers and last week may, finally, have reached the end of the road. The exotically named Rozanda Skalbania, who had been sent over from Canada by her father, Nelson Skalbania, to run the firm, has returned home amid a bitter row involving her father's company, Wildrose, and its minority shareholders, the Aquilini family. The esoteric row could well bury poor old Norton under a pile of writs - unless Mr Blore steps in and buys himself a monopoly of British motorcycle manufacturing.
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