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Justin Cartwright is the author of In Every Face I Meet, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Leading the Cheers, winner of the Whitbread; The Promise of Happiness, winner of the Hawthornden Prize; and White Lightning, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread. He was born in South Africa and now lives in London.
A fabulous dissection of the 2008 financial crisis and how it affects a banking family on both the personal and professional levels. Read morePublished 5 months ago by woodley books
I really enjoyed this book, just enough mystery to keep me interested.Published 9 months ago by Sue Duckworth
Suppposed to be about the 2008-?? recession. Not detailed enough for financial people to enjoy, and the character development was not quite enough to make you forget that.Published 12 months ago by Mark
Enjoyable with lots of interesting characters. Good book for a bookgroup discussionPublished 13 months ago by Anna Bridle
This book got amazing reviews, but I wasn't too impressed. Mostly, I didn't find the characters interesting or believable. But it was a decent read.Published on May 15, 2013 by arbelos84
Did not keep my interest...not a quick read for me. I found the language & verbose descriptions boring & difficult to read.Published on January 11, 2013 by Anonymous
The recent financial crisis is critical to the plot of this novel, which contains a fine portrait of the life of the long established superrich, contemporary version. Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by algo41
Insider view of 2008 banking crisis in England. Interesting characters from upper class bank owners to provincial journalists. Read morePublished on December 10, 2012 by Susan M.
Starts strong but has little substance and absolutely no characters to relate to or enjoy. Felt I had wasted several hours when finished.Published on October 11, 2012 by Chris K