FOUR AGAINST THE BANK OF ENGLAND

Author: Huxley (Ann)
Year: 1969
Publisher: John Long
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: G/G+
Price: 4.00
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Hardback. In the spring of 1873 a press report that 4 young Americans had challenged the Bank of England and almost got away with 100,000 of its funds caused s national sensation. A startled public learned that 3 of the Americans - the Bidwell brothers and their associate, George Macdonnell - had landed in England without influence or introductions only a year previously. Yet within 6 weeks one of them was established as s customer of the Bank and within 6 months was being allowed privileges usually accorded only to those known personally to the Governors. The gang had achieved a fortune and were packing their bags when a small error was queried and the elaborate deception exposed. In her account of this almost-forgotten masterpiece of crime, the author has reconstructed all the details of a classic fraud and vividly portrayed the main participants, their idiosyncrasies and their romantic entanglements. Illus., Bibliog. and Index. 188pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Ex-lib. with the usual markings + signs of label removal, but no pockets or dockets. G. only in G+ dw.

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