"It is well known that the victorious peacemakers of Paris left numerous issues unresolved in 1919. This substantive study by Miklós Lojkó offers a case in point. Lojkó mined British public and private archival collections to paint an elegant portrait of consummate British diplomacy in the first half of the 1920s. The chapters on financial diplomacy are diplomatic history at its best. Exceedingly well written, they make elaborate schemes of international and public finance understandable to the layman. This is a book that ought to be a prized possession of every research library."