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Talk Wigtown Book Festival 2019: Ray Perman - The Rise and Fall of the City of Money

Wigtown Book Festival 2019: Ray Perman - The Rise and Fall of the City of Money

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Key facts

Genre: Event with live subtitles

Author: Ray Perman

Synopsis

Ray Perman’s panoramic account of Edinburgh’s life as a financial capital is bookended by disasters – the ill-fated Darien adventure that led to Scotland’s Union with England and the 2008 collapse of the city’s two largest banks. The centuries between were ones of financial innovation, as wealth turned medieval squalor into Georgian affluence. He considers the visionaries, speculators and spivs who made it happen.

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This event will have live subtitles by Stagetext.

 

Event details

Sun 29 Sep 2019, 4:30pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

Wigtown Book Festival
County Buildings
Main Hall
Wigtown
DG8 9JH

Phone: 01988 403 222 (Box Office)

Website: Wigtown Book Festival

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