Chatto & Windus 2011
Hardback 704pp Illustrated
9780701186531   Product Code: 22819
The 'Square Mile', London's financial powerhouse, rose to prominence with the defeat of Napoleon in 1815. Since then, it has experienced the ups and downs of the railway boom, the Wall Street Crash, deregulation in 1986 and the Baring collapse of 1995. This groundbreaking history tells a story as dramatic as any novel. Anecdotal and entertaining, it lifts the lid on the mysterious world of bankers and brokers, typists and clerks, booms and bankruptcies, rogue traders and racketeers.