July 7th, 2014
Here is a selection of tweets about Shredded: Inside RBS The Bank That Broke Britain which was published by Birlinn Books on 6 June (a few other Shredded Tweets are posted here). I’d like to thank all the senders of these messages for buying the book, reading it, and for their positive feedback. It’s heartening and makes me feel all the effort has been worthwhile.
A lot has happened over the past two weeks, including launch events in London and Edinburgh and a media tour of London broadcasting studios, which included interviews with Channel 5, CNBC Squawk Box, Russia Today, IBTimes and the BBC. There was also the Royal Bank of Scotland AGM at Gogarburn.
Other highlights of the past four weeks have included the FT’s chief economics commentator Martin Wolf naming Shredded one of his seven books of the year (so far) and positive reviews by Bill Jamieson in The Scotsman and Colin Donald in The Herald. The book has consistently been a number one or two bestseller in the relevant categories on Amazon.co.uk since launch. For publishing anoraks, Kindle sales overtook hardback sales for the first time on Friday 4 July.
— Financial Times (@FT) June 29, 2014
Ian Fraser’s book Shredded is a first class account of the rise & collapse of RBS. See my review today @TheScotsman..
— Bill Jamieson (@Bill_Jamieson) June 21, 2014
@Ian_Fraser Shredded is the best financial book I have ever read thank you Ian for a public service
— simon bain (@simonbainherald) June 17, 2014
— Andrew Curry (@nextwavefutures) June 29, 2014
@Ian_Fraser Had this on my amazon wishlist since last Sept 1st. Chomping at the bit. Thanks for writing it. (Ex-old school bank employee)
— John Coughlan (@Scorpeticus) May 30, 2014
— Brett Scott (@Suitpossum) June 3, 2014
— The people vs PFI (@PPLvsPFI) June 7, 2014
— Tim Bush (@TimBushLondon) June 7, 2014
— franypang (@otivar55) June 9, 2014
— C M (@efgbricklayer) June 10, 2014
— Birlinn Books (@BirlinnBooks) June 10, 2014
— James Montgomery (@jaimsiem) June 11, 2014
@Ian_Fraser Ian. Just got your book today. It’s impossible to put it down. Another GOOD export from Scotland unlike RBS ……
— Chris Mounsor (@MounsorChris) June 12, 2014
Just started to read Shredded, compulsive reading for any one who has had the Mis fortune of banking with RBS — a b (@aggy325) June 13, 2014
— Graham Watson (@posleadership) June 13, 2014
Ian Fraser’s ‘Shredded’, story of how RBS broke Britain, is a rattling good read. Hubris, nemesis. Truly shocking
— PaulRogerson (@PaulRogerson3) June 13, 2014
— James Montgomery (@jaimsiem) June 15, 2014
@Ian_Fraser your book is tremendous. Are you going to do any events in Glasgow?
— James Montgomery (@jaimsiem) June 16, 2014
@Ian_Fraser It sounds amazing. I so want to read it but am afraid..was SO angry for so long (still am) and fear my head might explode.
— Clare Logie Allen (@CLA1712) June 17, 2014
@Ian_Fraser It id remarkably well balanced, letting the weight of information speak for itself. An impressive effort.
— Mr W (@zackw_) June 17, 2014
@Ian_Fraser I’ll review Shredded on Amazon. So much to reflect on, so much to say. Hugely impressive work Ian.
— Mr W (@zackw_) June 19, 2014
— Áine Hall (@HawkSearch) June 21, 2014
— Susan Dalgety (@SusanDalgety) June 21, 2014
— Sigrun Davidsdottir (@sigrunda) June 24, 2014
— Simon Milne (@scarsdalefats) June 26, 2014
@Ian_Fraser Congratulations Ian. Quite an accomplishment to hold your own in that company.
— Richard C. Morais (@richardcmorais) June 27, 2014
— simon bain (@simonbainherald) June 27, 2014
— John A Morrison (@Clansman2) June 28, 2014
— The Crosskeys Inn (@TheCrosskeysInn) June 28, 2014
— hotairmail (@hotairmail) June 30, 2014
Finished “Shredded”, the new book about the downfall of RBS, it’s taught me so much about business, corporate greed, you name it! Go read it — Iona Bain (@ionayoungmoney) June 30, 2014
— Richard Field (@tyillc) June 30, 2014
Ok @Ian_Fraser just downloaded Shredded onto my Kindle for holiday reading. I have high expectations..
— E. Harvie Ward (@DungsauPing) July 3, 2014
@Ian_Fraser Worth asking whether Andrew Tyrie has read “Shredded” yet ? Compulsory reading for every TSC member, surely.
— SME BankActionGroup (@SMEbankaction) July 6, 2014