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Other People's Money

by Justin Cartwright

This is the human face of the financial meltdown. Not the redundancies, bankruptcy or repossessions experienced by the likes of us, but a gentle satire on an upper-class family trading bank facing fast decline. This highly engaging novel is a comedy of manners in evading financial scandal whilst keeping up social appearances - thus leaving you thinking ‘what a load of Bankers!’

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His old dad said - far too often - that banking is about dealing with the things you understand and the people you know. He had tried to persuade the old boy that there was money to be made in collateralised debt and hedge funds. 'Yes,' he said, but what use are they? You can go calling them derivatives until you're blue in the face, my boy, but show me one.'

Parallels

A Week in December by Sebastian Faulkes
The Big Short by Michael Lewis
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
 

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