July 02, 2012
Summer Reading: What The Nanny Saw
Posted by David Zaring

Yes, yes, I'm two chapters into Capital, by John Lanchester, and it's looking very good.  But I began my 2012 tour of the novels of the financial crisis with Fiona Neill's What The Nanny Saw, a British book about a family headed by Lehman's fictional European head of structured products.  It was - just barely - good enough to finish, a bit too mopey for my taste, with a pretty hollow center of an observant young nanny, but it offers a touching faith that even chick lit readers will still find the sins of derivatives traders interesting.  Here's the video.  Here's Publisher's Weekly on it.

And here's Felix Salmon, with some interesting observations about financial crisis novels more generally.

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