The Million-Pound Deposit

The Million-Pound Deposit

Kobo ebook | March 14, 2015

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Boothroyds Mills is the sole manufacturer of synthetic silk (rayon) in 1929. The formula for the process is carefully guarded from it's own employees, but is stolen one night by a band of five adventurers who plan to ransom it for 1 million pounds. Two men are killed during the robbery. Plans to ransom the process are put on hold, and the documents are deposited in a London Safe Deposit company.

Lord Dutley is the spoiled son of the founder of Boothroyds whose life has been given over to big game hunting and foreign adventures. While he is in Africa, the young Baron de Brest. a smooth financier, has been moving in on Dutley's company, and his fiancee. The fiancee is Lucille Bessiter whose family are stockbrokers in the city of London.

Meanwhile, the managing director of Boothroyds, Sir Matthew Parkinson, has been forced to sell some of his shares to cover debts. His lovely daughter Grace is the only person who seems concerned about the welfare of the company and it's workers.

This novel by E. Phillips Oppenheim neatly describes some of the frothy financial dealings of the late stage of the roaring 20's, and also captures the fortunes of companies who were competing to produce the new synthetic fabrics, of which Rayon was among the first to be successful. Boothroyds bears some resemblance to Courtaulds, a famous English fiber and fabric company which was the source of an industrial fortune and one of the first producers of commercial rayon.

Title:The Million-Pound DepositFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 14, 2015Publisher:Consumer Oriented Ebooks PublisherLanguage:English

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