A narrative of early capitalism's most famous scandal, a speculative frenzy that nearly bankrupted the British state during the hot summer of 1720 - and paradoxically led to the birth of modern finance.
The perfect couple commit the perfect crime when they find million pounds and a handful of diamonds in an abandoned duffel bag. A Simple Plan meets The Couple Next Door in this gripping thriller that dares you to ask yourself: what would you do?
What if the Evil Queen poisoned the prince? Following her beloved mother's death, the kingdom falls to Snow White's stepmother, known as the Evil Queen. At first, Snow keeps her head down, hoping to make the best of things. However, when new information about her parents comes to light, and a plot to kill her goes wrong, Snow embarks on a journey to stop the Evil Queen and take back her kingdom. Can Snow defeat an enemy who will stop at nothing to retain her power... including going after
After twelve-year-old Addison Cooke's uncle unearths ancient Incan secrets in Peru, he is kidnapped by a shadowy organization intent on stealing the treasure unless Addison and his friends can decipher the clues first.
'Entertaining, acute and disarmingly honest' Economist
'A vital guide to the new economic order' Rana Foroohar, Time
The crisis of 2008 ended the illusion of a golden era in which many people imagined that prosperity and political calm would continue to spread indefinitely. In a world now racked by slowing growth and mounting unrest, how can we discern which nations will thrive and which will fail?
As Street Cat Bob and James spend a cold and challenging December on the streets together, James once more draws strength and inspiration from his extraordinary cat - learning important lessons about the true meaning of Christmas along the way.
Explains why we are experiencing destructively high levels of inequality - and why this is not inevitable. This book focuses chiefly on the gross inequality to which these systems give rise, but also explains how inextricably interlinked they are.
The narrator of this story is a boy who leaves California to attend a college in New England. He falls in with a group of students of Ancient Greek. Four of their number work themselves into a trance-like condition one night, and murder a local farmer. Bunny then tries to blackmail the others.
Desperate to settle the debt on their ranch, the Mulkerin Brothers follow an Indian mystic on a trail for gold. Riding hard on their trail is the greediest band of cutthroats north of the border. Killing is their business--doing it for gold would only make it sweeter.