The British Empire Library


Nine Lives of a Bush Banker

by George Money


Courtesy of OSPA


Review by E.F.
“Join the Navy and seethe World” - so the slogan went. In Mr. Money’s case it was “Join Barclays D C & O and see the World”. This is no dry and dusty book on technical banking but one about people, places and events with which his work involved him, and which were observed through very interested eyes.

His career, covering 57 years, took him to many countries among which were The West Indies, Cyprus, Egypt, East Africa and Palestine where his father was the first Chief Administrator in 1918. Due to this fact Mr. Money is able to give some interesting background to the “Palestine Question”.

Far from being limited to a description of Mr. Money’s banking activities, it describes the life which went on around him and which he equally enjoyed. There are, for example, descriptions of some unusual journeys including one which took him some 12,000 miles west to east across Africa and then north across the Sahara.

To sum up, this is a very readable book and not devoid of humour.

British Empire Book
Author
George Money
Published
1990
Pages
400
Publisher
Merlin
ISBN
0863034853
Availability
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