Jamie Reid follows his prize-winning Doped by spinning a ripping yarn of glamour, riches, violence and ultimately tragedy from the life of Patrice des Moutis. Charming, handsome and seemingly respectable, he was also a highly successful gambler in France from the 1950’s to the 1970’s repeatedly outwitting the state-run gambling system. A cat-and-mouse struggle ensued, played out on the front-pages of the dailies, turning ever darker as a vengeful state drove him into the arms of the French underworld.
Jamie discusses this extraordinary life with John Preston, author of the bestselling A Very English Scandal
This event is part of the Daunt Books Festival 2018
Tickets are £6 including a glass of wine, and entitle holders to 20% off the speaker’s books.
The event starts at 17:00 and will finish at 18:00.