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Life in and Out of the City


224 Pages, 6 x 9.5

Formats: Cloth, EPUB, Mobipocket

Cloth, $32.95 (US $32.95) (CA $39.95)

Publication Date: January 2015

ISBN 9781783960163

Rights: US & CA

Elliott & Thompson (Jan 2015)


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A warm, witty, and insightful perspective on the changing global business landscape over the past 20 years, from a respected Spectator financial columnist Since 1992, the financial and business life of the UK has changed beyond all recognition. The culture of that change has been expertly and insightfully charted in the writings of Martin Vander Weyer. Observing from the inside and the outside, having spent 15 years at the heart of the British financial establishment before forging a creative path as a journalist, Martin Vander Weyer offers a unique critical perspective on the events and developments that have brought us to where we are today. From the "Big Bang" of 1986 that irrevocably changed the culture of banking—and of the UK—through to the credit crunch of 2008 and the subsequent banking scandals, the people, ideas, and very existence of the city have been under scrutiny as never before. In this eclectic and entertaining collection, Martin Vander Weyer brings a sharp eye and a very personal style to bear on often controversial topics, alongside recollections of life in the city and dissections of the current state of play, deliciously evocative accounts of travel, culture, food, and daily life, and, very occasionally, reflections on the travails of middle age. Beautifully written, this collection offers an entirely unique, sometimes surprising, but always beguiling perspective on our changing times.

Author Biography

Martin Vander Weyer is business editor and columnist for the Spectator, and a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, among others. He is the editor and principal author of Closing Balances: Business Obituaries from the Daily Telegraph, and the author of Fortune's Spear.