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Meltdown Iceland


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Roger Boyes is an award-winning correspondent for The Times with unique access to the key figures, including the Prime Minister A huge number of British people had personal investments in Iceland and will be eager to learn the full story of the crisis The repercussions of Iceland's crash are still evident today - and will continue to be so for years to come

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Roger Boyes is a writer and prize-winning European correspondent for The Times newspaper. He has been reporting from Iceland since he was sent on his first foreign assignment to cover the Cod Wars in 1976 and is the author of eleven previous books.


'Boyes's utterly gripping account of how Iceland swiftly became the "microcosm" of a planetary market panic yields as crisp and bleak a saga of the downside of globalisation as you will ever read. As he traces the nation's journey from free-spending hubris to bankrupt nemesis, a story emerges of such eerie and bizarre drama that you feel caught up in some parable co-written by Ballard and Pratchett' Independent 'Boyes has done a remarkable job to produce this book barely year after some of the events it describes. He knows Iceland well and conveys the strangeness of the landscape, the dogged decency of its people and the endless "white nights" of the Arctic summer.' Robert Harris, Sunday Times 'Boyes gets close to the heart of the corporate skull-duggery' Financial Times 'Boyes, a Times correspondent, efficiently analyses Iceland as a microcosm of a bigger problem and considers its next moves' The Times

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