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W is for Charles Deville Wells

Charles Deville Wells

As I walk along the Bois Boolong with an independent air, you can hear the girls declare “He must be a Millionaire.” You can hear them sigh and wish to die, you can see them wink the other eye at the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo.

The words of the musical hall song that made a celebrity of Charles Deville Wells, the man who inspired the song and who was also dubbed ‘the biggest swindler living’. Read more ›››