The first book to take the lid off the events surrounding the collapse of Northern Rock and the onset of the credit crisis - now specially updated for the new mass market edition
Alex Brummer is one of the UK's leading financial journalists and commentators. After a long and successful stint at the Guardian he moved to be City Editor at the Daily Mail in 2000. He has won prizes both as a foreign correspondent and economics writer. Awards received include Business Journalist of the Year 2006, Newspaper Journalist 2002 and Best City Journalist 2000. His books include Hanson- A Biography (Fourth Estate 1994) and Weinstock- The Life and Times of Britain's Premier Industrialist (HarperCollins 1998).
A compelling and clear narrative about the financial crisis and its
implications. * City AM *
Brummer builds a racy transatlantic narrative out of the crisis ... * Guardian *
... he brings a journalist's relish to his task of revealing everything you wanted to know about the credit crunch but were too affraid to ask ... reads like a thriller - except that order is not restored on the final page. * Observer *
This is the roller-coaster version of events - and a surprisingly entertaining book about an otherwise dreary subject ... timely and interesting * New Statesman *
... a handy first draft of history. * Bloomberg *