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Book review round-up

Wall Street Revalued
Economist Andrew Smithers proffers his theory that assets can, indeed, ought to be valued to prevent another financial market crisis.

Wall Street Revalued is published by John Wiley & Sons.
RRP £16.99

The Quants tells the story of maths geniuses as they created a money-trading machine that almost destroyed the financial market.

The Quants is published by Random House.
RRP £12.99


John Kay pitches an original concept about unintended consequences, relating it to all aspects of day-to-day life. Fascinating.

Obliquity is published by Profile Books.
RRP £10.99

The Big Short
In this in-depth look at what caused the global financial meltdown, the author meets those whose warnings were ignored.

The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine is published by Penguin UK/Allen Lane,
RRP £25

No One Would Listen
No One Would Listen exposes the story of how Markopolos cracked Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. An enthralling read.

No One Would Listen is published by John Wiley & Sons.
RRP £18.99

A Simples Life
A mock autobiography charting the TV meerkat’s founding of compare-the-meerkat.com as well as his ancestor’s journey.

A Simples Life is published by Ebury Press.
RRP £9.99

The (Mis)behaviour of markets
Mandelbrot’s book on fractal geometry offers new material on the recent credit crisis that affected the world.

The (Mis)behaviour of markets is published by Profile Business.
RRP £9.99