Roll The Dice - Darius Guppy with Nicholas DaviesBlake, 1996, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, more heavily at the tail of the spine and the bottom corners of the panels. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “When his father lost his home and almost everything he owned in the Lloyds Insurance meltdown, Darius Guppy swore revenge. He cold-bloodedly set out to restore the family fortune by swindling Lloyds out of £1.8 million, with a daring scheme. He tricked Lloyds out of the money by pretending he had been robbed at gunpoint of a stash of precious stones. Lloyds paid up and Guppy — at the age of 25 — was a millionaire. Nearly two years later the law caught up with him. He was disgraced and sentenced to six years in jail. Now free, Guppy tells his story in this book. He reveals his wild adventures with Lord Spencer, of gold smuggling in India, of dealings with gunmen in New York, and his passionate love for his wife Patricia.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 309 pages.