Acknowledgments

Once again, there are so many people to thank, so much like an Oscar-winning speech (without the tears): from the great Damian Fisher for teaching me how to play the drums, to Andrew and all at Host-It.co.uk, my ISP. Some great friends including Jane Harper and Mark Smith, Mark Mather and the Harper family for making rugby on a Saturday so enjoyable. Many work colleagues, including Anthony “Jock” Jawad, Bill Cotton, Aubrey Lomas, Harry Toland, Steve Brown, Steve Nicklin, James McVey, Mealla Leahy, Chris De Souza, John Boulton, Andy Bennett, and Peter Finnegan at Nomura; and Robert McMillan (Toad), a great mate from college with whom I got back in touch after many years—each in his or her own way has helped me over the months ...

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