Back in 1994, self-styled mediocre broker Jim Parton penned a hilarious memoir of his rise and fall in the markets - The Bucks Stop Here.
The ex-public schoolboy had lost everything - his job at Merrill Lynch and glamorous Japanese wife.
Gadfly wrote a kindly review, had a beer with the author and wondered what happened to him.
Thanks to a new edition, we know that Parton is in Poland, where he and his second wife 'are restoring a small palace'.
We just love that 'small'.