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Publishes 1 July 2021

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Leading independent publishers Elliott & Thompson announce the forthcoming publication of The Pay Off:

Gottfried Leibbrandt and Natasha de Terán shine a light on the hidden workings of the humble payment and reveal how payments affect every part of our lives – from the data pools that grow each time we pay to the national customs that underpin our payment habits; cyber disruption and the tensions and ties between nations seeking to harness the power of payments. 

Perfect for fans of Tim Marshall, David Graeber and Michael LewisThe Pay Off is intelligent non-fiction for the reader who wants to better understand the world we live in."

Link to the full announcement.



"A brilliantly engaging and accessible exploration of how money moves and where global financial power really lies."