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Open book

Open Book

A situation in which a bank's liabilities have a shorter term (on average) than its assets. This indicates that it may not be able to meet its obligations when the time comes. It is also called an unmatched book or a short book.
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This very Short Book is more in the tradition of the political pamphleteer than of the scholar.
Short Books was set up in September, 1999, by two former journalists, ex-Observer, Spectator and Sunday Telegraph Rebecca Nicolson and ex-Daily and Sunday Telegraph Aurea Carpenter, with the intention of bridging the gap between publishing and feature journalism.
Its course on Health and Disease during the 1980s was accompanied by a stimulating set of short books, covering different aspects of this broad subject.
1 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Orion, PS7.99) 2 The Fast Diet by Mimi Spencer and Michael Mosley (Short Books London, PS7.99) 3 The Hundred-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (Hesperus Press, PS8.99) 4 Toby''s Room by Pat Barker (Penguin, PS7.99) 5 Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O''Farrell (Headline, PS18.99) 6 The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (Transworld, PS7.99) 7 The 2-Day Diet by Michelle Harvie and Tony Howell (Ebury Press, PS10.99) 8 A Possible Life by Sebastian Faulks (Cornerstone, PS12.99) 9 Quiet by Susan Cain (Penguin, PS8.99) 10 Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd (Bloomsbury, PS7.99) List compiled by Waterstones, Captain Cook Square, Middlesbrough.
The short books, written by famous authors and celebrities, are released every year on World Book Day and normally cost pounds 1.99.
There is lots more useful advice in this fun book, which has been produced by the community links project We Are What We Do (www.wearewhatwedo.org - Short Books: pounds 8.99).
Popular books this year include 'The Two of Us' by Sheila Hancock (Bloomsbury), 'How to be a Bad Birdwatcher' by Simon Barnes (Short Books) and 'The Pocket Book of Patriotism', published by Halstead Books.
Wenger: the Making of a Legend, by Jasper Rees, Short Books, pounds 14.99.
1 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Orion, PS7.99) 2 A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen (Hodder & Stoughton, PS7.99) 3 Toby''s Room by Pat Barker (Penguin, PS7.99) 4 The Fast Diet by Mimi Spencer and Michael Mosley (Short Books London, PS7.99) 5 The Hundred-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (Hesperus Press, PS8.99) 6 The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Har old Fry by Rachel Joyce (Transworld, PS7.99) 7 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Penguin, PS7.99) 8 Quiet by Susan Cain (Penguin, PS8.99) 9 Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd (Bloomsbury, PS7.99) 10 Capital by John Lanchester (Faber & Faber, PS7.99) List compiled by Waterstones, Captain Cook Square, Middlesbrough.
1 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Penguin, PS7.99) 2 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Orion, PS7.99) 3 The Fast Diet by Mimi Spencer and Michael Mosley (Short Books London, PS7.99) 4 Toby's Room by Pat Barker (Penguin, PS7.99) 5 The Hundred-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed ...
1 The Fast Diet by Mimi Spencer and Michael Mosley, Short Books London, PS7.99 2 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Orion, PS7.99 3 Hhhh by Laurent Binet, Vintage, PS8.99 4 The Hundred-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson, Hesperus Press, PS8.99 5 Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd, Bloomsbury, PS7.99 6 The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, Transworld, PS7.99 7 Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, Harpercollins, PS9.99 8 Quiet by Susan Cain, Penguin, PS8.99 9 Capital by John Lanchester, Faber & Faber, PS7.99 10 Toby's Room by Pat Barker, Penguin, PS7.99 Supplied by Waterstones, Captain Cook Square, Middlesbrough.
1 The Fast Diet by Mimi Spencer and Michael Mosley, Short Books London, PS7.99 2 HHhH by Laurent Binet, Vintage, PS8.99 3 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Orion, PS7.99 4 The Hundred-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson, Hesperus Press, PS8.99 5 Waiting For Sunrise by William Boyd, Bloomsbury, PS7.99 6 The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, Transworld, PS7.99 7 Quiet by Susan Cain, Penguin, PS8.99 8 My Only Boro by Will Nett, Sixth Element, PS8.99 9 Capital by John Lanchester, Faber & Faber, PS7.99 10 The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend, Penguin, PS7.99 Supplied by Waterstones, Captain Cook Square, Middlesbrough.