The story is never dry, for Kynaston tells it as human drama... This is economic history at its most glittering.
Simon Jenkins, The Times
A work of breathtaking scope and accomplishment
D.J. Taylor, Independent
Magisterial... Kynaston is compulsively readable on all the great City scandals.
William Keegan, Observer
No one knows more secrets about the City of London than David Kynaston... about what goes on behind the copper-plate facades of old City firms, or in the boardrooms of the gleaming glasshouses. Kynaston is the historian of the City.
Peter Oborne, Sunday Express
Everyone should read David Kynaston's riveting history of the City: a subject too important to be left to the bankers.
John Lanchester, author of Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No one Can Pay
Wonderful... This is real history; living history.