Book, film and theatre reviews

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MoneyWeek's film theatre and book reviews – A look at some of the best financial books on the shelves at the moment, plus film and theatre reviews.


The Alchemist: an enjoyable tale of Jacobean conmen

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Theatre review: The Alchemist by Ben Jonson
Despite a smattering of baffling 17th-century slang, the RSC’s production of Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist is an enjoyable, high-energy comedy, says Matthew Partridge.

The Invisible Hand: A fiendishly clever captive drama

Theatre review: The Invisible Hand
The final twist is genuinely shocking in this unusually intelligent drama, says Matthew Partridge.

An investment library: The Intelligent Investor

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Book review
This is the book that no investor should be without, says Matthew Partridge.

A fresh perspective on value investing

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Concentrated Investing
An original approach to both value investing and diversification, and brings a new perspective to some familiar topics.

Leveraging the value effect

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The Defensive Value Investor
An accessible and engaging guide for any stock-picking private investor, says Matthew Partridge.

Postcapitalism: A Guide To Our Future by Paul Mason

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Book review: Postcapitalism: A Guide To Our Future by Paul Mason
A thought-provoking work on capitalism, whether you agree with him or not, says Stuart Watkins.

Book review: make technical analysis work for you

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If you’re a trader, then Crowd Money is a book that you should definitely read, says Matthew Partridge.

The Art of Execution: How the world’s best investors get it wrong and still make millions by Lee Freeman-Shor

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The Art of Execution
An easy read with sensible conclusions, says Cris Sholto Heaton. It’s just a shame there isn’t more of it.

Are drug dealers different from other business owners?

Book review: Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel
Narconomics by Tom Wainwright is a pithy and engaging argument on drug law reform.

The End of Alchemy by Mervyn King

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Book review: The End of Alchemy
Former Bank of England boss Mervyn King’s The End of Alchemy certainly provides plenty of food for thought, says Matthew Partridge.

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