The Spider Network: The Wild Story of a Maths Genius, a Gang of Backstabbing Bankers, and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History

In 2006 an oddball group of bankers, traders and brokers from some of the largest financial institutions made a startling realization: Libor – the London interbank offered rate, which determines the interest rates on trillions in loans worldwide – was set daily by a small group of easily manipulated administrators, and they could reap huge profits by nudging it fractions of a percent to suit their trading portfolios. Tom Hayes, a brilliant but troubled mathematician, became the lynchpin of a wild alliance that included a prickly French trader nicknamed “Gollum”; the broker “Abbo”, who liked to publicly strip naked when drinking; a nervous Kazakh chicken farmer known as “Derka Derka”; a broker known as “Village” (short for “Village Idiot”), who racked up huge expense account bills; an executive called “Clumpy” because of his patchwork hair loss; and a broker uncreatively nicknamed “Big Nose”, who had once been a semiprofessional boxer. This group generated incredible riches – until it all unraveled in spectacularly vicious, backstabbing fashion.

With exclusive access to key characters and evidence, The Spider Network is not only a rollicking account of the scam but also a provocative examination of a financial system that was crooked throughout.


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The Nurses of Steeple Street

Welcome to the district nurses’ home on Steeple Street, where everyone has a secret…


Ambitious young nurse Agnes Sheridan had a promising future ahead of her until a tragic mistake brought all her dreams crashing down and cost her the love and respect of everyone around her. Now she has come to Leeds for a fresh start as a trainee district nurse. But Agnes finds herself facing unexpected challenges as she is assigned to Quarry Hill, one of the city’s most notorious slums. Before she can redeem herself in the eyes of her family, she must first win the trust and respect of her patients and fellow nurses.

Does Agnes have what it takes to stay the distance? Or will the tragedy of her past catch up with her?


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Christmas at the Cornish Café: The only Christmas romance to fall in love with this year! (The Cornish Café Series, Book 2)

‘A delicious festive treat with as many twists and turns as a Cornish country lane’ Jules Wake

The festive, feel-good follow-up to Summer at the Cornish Cafe.

Christmas will be slightly less turbulent than summer, won’t it? Demi certainly hopes so.

She and Cal are keeping their fledgling relationship under wraps for now. But then Kit Bannen, a hunky, blond – and somewhat mysterious – writer arrives at Kilhallon Resort, and not everyone is charmed. Cal is sure that Kit is hiding something. But is he the only one guarding a secret?

Demi is busy baking festive treats for the newly opened Demelza’s cafe, but when Cal’s ex Isla arrives to shoot scenes for her new drama, Demi can’t help but worry that things aren’t quite over between them. Kit flirts with both women, fuelling Cal’s suspicions that Kit has hidden motives for staying on at Kilhallon. Then Cal has to go to London, leaving Demi and Kit to decorate the cafe for Christmas . . . all by themselves.

A storm is brewing in more ways than one. As surprises unfold and truths are uncovered, can Demi and Cal finally open up to each other about their feelings?

This second novel in the bestselling Cornish Cafe series is the perfect book to curl up with this Christmas.

‘You can’t help but fall in love with the characters in this book. With its determined heroine and smouldering Poldark-alike this sweeping love story grips you and doesn’t let go until the very last page.’ HELEN COX


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The Reckoning (The Coyle Trilogy)

From the glamorous resort of Marbella to the mean, dark and dangerous East End of Glasgow, The Reckoning follows the next generation of bitter enemies stalking the Coyles. The unknown enemy leaves a trail of death and despair and pushes the Coyle family to the brink of destruction. A tale of sadistic murder and extortion where there can be only one winner. The Reckoning is the third book in the Coyle trilogy continuing the drama brought to you in The Silence and The Betrayal.


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Northern Lights: A Practical Travel Guide (Bradt Travel Guides)

An updated second edition of Bradt’s practical guide to the best places to view the Northern Lights. The Northern Lights are one of the world’s most spectacular natural phenomena, arguably the greatest light show you’ll ever see. They are also one of the major tourist draws of the Arctic and sub-Arctic winter. This book covers information on everything from how to photograph the aurora to what to wear, and how to understand northern lights forecasting, as well as the science behind the aurora and the auroral oval. It also details the best locations form from which the aurora can be viewed, covering, in Europe, Scandinavia, Lapland, Iceland and Greenland. New for this second edition is coverage of viewing points in Canada and Alaska. In addition, the guide provides information on tour operators offering northern lights packages. Bradt’s Northern Lights is the only guidebook that caters to the large number of people whose dream is to see the aurora borealis.


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