It was just no good; he couldn't put it off any longer. George Butler was going to have to grow up and go to work.... Bugger. Suitable gainful employment was required, and fast. Banking, what could possibly go wrong..? Set in the mid nineties, way ahead of the banking crisis, and just as high street banks were waking up to all the lucrative possibilities of ruthlessly selling their ...financial products to their unsuspecting customers, The Accidental Banker follows all the drama of one young man's entertaining and humorous journey from Countryside innocence to Technicolor City experience. Distracted and encouraged in equal measures by amorous middle aged cashiers, a murderous house cat, artistic crisis, domestic mysteries, a suspected alien abduction, casual alcoholism, parched personal finances, near death surfing, an adopted granddad with an endless supply of limoncello, and the nagging suspicion that he might have accidentally stumbled into a real romance, George desperately tries to navigate his bumbling way across a vast ocean of change, aboard a proud old Galleon, and alongside a motley crew of bankers. The only problem it seemed was the horde of greedy Pirates on the horizon, and closing in fast. They were armed to the teeth with flipcharts, sales targets, action plans and word patterns, and they weren't afraid to use them... Where was an emergency slice of his mum's deliciously moist fruitcake when he needed it..?