One of the oddities of the last 30 years is the The City - London's wealthy, successful and global financial centre - has gone from something known largely only to the those who worked in it, to where it is today, known by us all and followed by us all. Seemingly a barometer of national wealth The City may be despised by some, but it's watched like a hawk as temperature check on UK plc's economic future.
So how did we get here? A new book - 'Crash, Bang, Wallop - The Inside Story of London's Big Bang and a Financial Revolution That Changed the World' by journalist Ian Martin - sets out to tell the story .
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