"The Pound: A Biography" tells the story of the pound from the Vikings to cyberspace, when--single European currency or not--it may be coming to the end of its life. Along the way we encounter the kings and queens, the merchants and adventurers, the bankers, politicians, and assorted fraudsters who have played the supporting roles. The story is revelatory, fascinating and always entertaining. It is a permanent record of and possible epitaph to the rise and decline of the world's most enduring currency.
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The story of the pound, from its origins in the Dark Ages to its role today in cyberspace, when - single European currency or not - it may be coming to the end of its life.Review:
"An ambitious mix of economic history, biography and good old-fashioned storytelling." - "Mail on Sunday
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Book Description Random House UK, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099406063
Book Description Random House UK, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099406063
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