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In a rapidly gentrifying London neighborhood, owning property “was like being in the casino in which you were guaranteed to be a winner.” Still, the house-rich homeowners are unsettled.

Typical colorful residential houses in Portobello road, London
(Image credit: © David Rius & Núria Tuca)

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  • Author: John Lanchester
  • Publisher: Anagrama, 608 pages

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Sandra Block
Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Block joined Kiplinger in June 2012 from USA Today, where she was a reporter and personal finance columnist for more than 15 years. Prior to that, she worked for the Akron Beacon-Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. In 1993, she was a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has a BA in communications from Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va.