I loved the different stories that were told in this book - some funny, some sad and some just boggled my mind. The pace was good and it felt like we covered a lot of ground from England to Cape Town hearing about George’s experience as a moneylender - I wasn’t even aware how it all worked let alone the extent of it. I would thoroughly recommend this book as a fascinating account of a world we very rarely get a look at. I read it in the first weekend of my holiday and would have kept going. Hopefully there will be a second book!

C. Ellis