The crunch chronicles: ten books that try to make sense of global chaos.
From the Observer:
The Crunch by Alex Brummer
(Random House, August 2008)
The first significant book on the crisis, this admirably clear account of its origins by the Daily Mail’s City editor has been overtaken by events.
Payback by Margaret Atwood
(Bloomsbury, November 2008)
The Nobel Prize-winning novelist looks at the concept of debt through the ages.
Chasing Alpha by Philip Augar
(Bodley Head, April)
A former banker charts the City’s rise and fall over the past decade.
To read the full list, visit guardian.co.uk