Continuing the lengthy list of plaudits for ‘Other People’s Money‘, the book is one of six on the short list in the non-fiction section of the Saltire Society literary awards. These awards are for books on subjects or by authors connected to Scotland, and ‘Other People’s Money’ is both. It begins in the Edinburgh of the 1960s, when the boys in John’s school class in Edinburgh whose grades were not quite good enough for top universities joined the Bank of Scotland or Royal Bank of Scotland. Woven through the book is a story which ended with the failure of both banks in 2008, by which time John’s classmates had been replaced by much clever people who managed these institutions much less well. Edinburgh’s disgrace epitomises the much wider failures of the financial system over the period.