This book is dedicated with great affection to the memory of Janet Shepherd Figg (1957–2005), who sadly never saw itcompleted, but was always a good friend and an inspiration.
Previously published as
The Crooks who Conned Millions
in 2006This edition published in 2010The History PressThe Mill, Brimscombe PortStroud, Gloucestershire,
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