Trollope and Waterstone: two books

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Swimming against the Stream by Tim Waterstone, founder of the Waterstone’s booksellers and former chairman of HMV.

Tim Waterstone declared that Trollope’s The Way We Live Now is the best novel about business in an interview to FT in September 2011.

A financier from Paris carries along with him a redoutable reputation of rogue trader. The aristocracy -landowners- and the city of London relactantly accept the foreigner in their social circles but surrender to his power and his financial adventures.

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