Sundowners at Dawn
A Banker's Tale

By Geoffrey Bignell
August 2004
Book Guild
ISBN: 1857768116
282 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$47.50 Hardcover


Those readers who have always thought of the financial services as a dull profession, pursued by unimaginative, grey men and women lost in a fog of figures, will be pleasantly surprised by Geoffrey Bignell's memoir of his life in banking. With broad, colorful brushstrokes, Bignell paints the rich canvas of a career spent largely overseas in a variety of exotic, sometimes insalubrious, occasionally dangerous, but never less than interesting postings.

He introduces us to his urbane friends and colleagues; we mingle with the rich and famous; we smell and hear the evocative scents and sounds of Zanzibar, Cairo, Kashmir, Bangkok, Tokyo and other far-flung corners of the world. Finally we encounter the sybaritic opulence of high-life in the USA and savor the satisfaction of a life lived to the full by one who has worked hard and played hard.

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