The Herald 2017 Books of the Year 1985, Edinburgh. Thatcher’s policies are biting deep – fat cats and street-kids, lovers, losers and the rest struggle to survive. Hume sets up a business catering for the rich and their ever-growing appetites. But by the new millennium, these appetites have become too demanding . . . Powerful, challenging and very funny, Billionaires’ Banquet is an immorality tale for the 21st century.