David Kynaston's ground-breaking history of the City of London, published in four volumes between 1994 and 2001, is a modern classic. Skilfully edited into a single volume by David Milner, it tells a story as dramatic as any novel, while explaining the mysteries of the financial world in a way that we can all understand.
This is a story of booms, busts and bankruptcies, dress codes, eating habits, pay, humour, changing architecture and the unique culture of the Square Mile which brings us up to the modern age.
Wonderful... This is real history; living history
Economic history at its most glittering
A work of breathtaking scope and accomplishment
Everyone should read David Kynaston's riveting history of the City: a subject too important to be left to the bankers