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Bernard Jones and the Temple of Mammon

(2007)
(The second book in the Bernard Jones diaries series)
A novel by

 
 
In this second volume of the Bernard Jones Diaries, retired civil servant Bernard Jones is approaching his 64th birthday. Making money through investing remains as elusive as ever, though his overbearing and over-sexed wife Eunice finds no trouble spending it. Hell's Bells, the share club started at the Ring o'Bells pub by a coterie of dubious acquaintances, seems to be a better forum for gawping at barmaids and consuming pork scratchings than it is for an elevated debate over price earnings ratios and dividend yields.
As ever, Bernard's family, Guardian-reading schoolteacher son Brian, dopey daughter Jemima and malevolent grandchild Digby (a.k.a. The Antichrist) all seem to stand in the way of his reaching financial nirvana. Worst of all is Bernard's dotty mother Dot, who holds in her palsied hands an inheritance that can make or break the family.
Bernard is an emblem for the thousands of small investors whose stories of struggle and persistence are never told, an operating prophet for those weighed down by a demanding spouse-to-earnings ratio.

Genre: General Fiction

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Paperback Editions

December 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bernard Jones and the Temple of Mammon (Bernard Jones Diaries): The continuing diary of a cantankerous investor
Author(s): Nick Louth
ISBN: 0-9554939-1-9 / 978-0-9554939-1-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harriman House Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bernard Jones and the Temple of Mammon: The continuing diary of a cantankerous investor
Author(s): Nick Louth
Publisher: Harriman House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU