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The Financial Expert
About the book
  • Published: 7 September 2001
  • ISBN: 9780099282365
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.99
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Keynote/Publisher's Comments'The novelist I admire most in the English language' Graham Greene

In the shade of a banyan tree sits Margayva, self-styled advisor on the complex minor transactions which are an integral part of Indian life. Who else would you consult if you wanted a loan from the local Co-operative Bank?
But a scrape with officialdom in the form of an unplanned interview with the Bank's Secretary -and a mishap which finds his spoilt son Balu throwing his accounts book down a drain -temporarily cuts short a lucrative career...

  • Pub date: 7 September 2001
  • ISBN: 9780099282365
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

R. K. Narayan

R K Narayan's writing spans the greatest period of change in modern Indian history, from the days of the Raj - Swami and Friends (1935), The Bachelor of Arts (1937) and The English Teacher (1945) - to recent years of political unrest - The Painter of Signs (1976), A Tiger for Malgudi (1983), and Talkative Man (1987). He has published numerous collections of short stories, including Malgudi Days (1982), and Under the Banyan Tree (1985), and several works of non-fiction.

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