The Gamblers

ISBN 13: 9781846481123

The Gamblers

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Here, for the first time, is the inside story of the Clermont Set — five friends who became the most stylish and exclusive gamblers in 1960s London: the Clermont Club’s eccentric founder John Aspinall; Dominick Elwes, who was to betray the set’s code of silence; socialite owner of Annabel’s, Mark Birley; flamboyant playboy James Goldsmith and the infamous Lord ‘Lucky’ Lucan.

The charisma, charm and wit of these dastardly but debonair millionaires made them invincible in their own eyes, but John Pearson shows how their code would lead to tragedy and to one of the great unsolved mysteries of the twentieth century — the disappearance of Lord Lucan.

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John Pearson is a Cambridge graduate. He worked on the Economist Intelligence Unit and as a BBC trainee producer before working for Ian Fleming as his assistant on the “Atticus” column for the Sunday Times.


“Pearson’s book advances a new theory on Lucan’s fate ... written in a crisp, iconic style.”
Daily Mail

“Riveting book ... Pearson cleverly entices the reader into a whodunnit.”
Independent on Sunday

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9781844132058: The Gamblers: John Aspinall, James Goldsmith and the murder of Lord Lucan

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ISBN 10:  1844132056 ISBN 13:  9781844132058
Publisher: Century, 2005

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Arrow, 2007