Book notes: Till Time’s Last Sand, by David Kynaston

Till Time’s Last Sand by David Kynaston

David Kynaston, Till time’s last sand: a history of the Bank of England 1694–2013, Bloomsbury, 2017, 896 pages

There are lots of histories of the Bank of England, but few are likely to hold a general reader’s interest. More accurately, few bring out the passions, intelligence, public spiritedness, self-interestedness and foolhardiness with which real-life central bankers conduct struggles for and against ideas, each other, government ministers and mandarins, banks and other private actors, and

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