Nevil Shute wrote this prophetic novel just before the start of the Second World War. In it he describes the devastation that results from an aerial bomb attack on Southampton that destroys the city's infrastructure and leaves the inhabitants at the mercy of cholera and further assaults. The story follows the trials and tribulations of the Corbett family as they struggle to get to safety.
In this brilliant analysis, Vincent Cable explains the causes of the world economic crisis and how we should respond to its challenges. He shows that although the downturn is global, the complacency of the British government has left Britain badly exposed. He argues that policy makers must keep their faith in liberal markets if the remarkable advances in living standards globally are to be maintained.