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Other People's Money

by Justin Cartwright

Other People's Money Synopsis

The Trevelyan family is in grave trouble. Their private bank of Tubal & Co. is on the verge of collapsing. It's not the first time in its three-hundred-and-forty year history, but it may be the last. A sale is under way, and a number of important facts need to be kept hidden, not only from the public, but also from Julian Trevelyan-Tubal's deeply traditional father, Sir Harry, who is incapacitated in the family villa in Antibes. Great families, great fortunes and even greater secrets collide in this gripping, satirical and acutely observed story of our time.

Other People's Money Press Reviews

Other People's Money is wise, droll and beautiful fiction * David Mitchell * What a great read this is. Cartwright assembles a wonderful cast of characters in this masterpiece of a comic novel * Observer * A high-class piece of literary entertainment * Spectator * Urgently topical fiction with its finger on the pulse of earth-shaking events ... Cartwright(1)s fiction has an uncanny habit of catching the zeitgeist in nets of fine-meshed tragi-comic steel * Independent * Cartwright's novel displays, with triumphant accomplishment, the pleasures and the potency of on-the-spot social reportage * Sunday Times Choice * A delicately patterned novel about the heroic search for happiness and its ultimate fragility. The comfortable middle-class setting and faintly fairytale ending belie a portrait of family life in which concealment and compromise are never far away. Quietly moving * Financial Times * Sublime ... While the engrossing story gradually builds to the urgency of a thriller, it is the richly drawn characters who provide the novel's enduring pleasure ... a brilliantly entertaining satire * Sunday Times * This satire has many strengths - not least of all making the crash understandable to those (like me and, as we now know, bankers) who did not understand it. And there are countless moments of excellence * The Times * Very cleverly put together, and funny as well * William Leith, Evening Standard * Caustic and entertaining * Independent * Cartwright builds his enjoyably satirical comedy of manners ... Cartwright is a sophisticated enough writer to make the predictability of these characters seem like part of the joke, as if to underline the moribund nature of the world he depicts ... a well-paced and absorbing read * Alex Clark, Guardian * Shady dealings at a venerable family bank provide the backdrop for a masterful chronicle of the way we live now * Observer *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408821695
Publication date: 1st March 2012
Author: Justin Cartwright
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Justin Cartwright

Justin Cartwright's novels include the Booker-shortlisted In Every Face I Meet, the Whitbread Novel Award-winner Leading the Cheers, the acclaimed White Lightning, shortlisted for the 2002 Whitbread Novel Award, The Promise of Happiness, selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club and winner of the 2005 Hawthornden Prize, The Song Before It Is Sung and, most recently, To Heaven By Water. Justin Cartwright was born in South Africa and lives in London.

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