News of the book is getting around now! Earlier this afternoon I spent an enjoyable 15 minutes being interviewed by Sean Moncrieff of Newstalk FM. He was particularly keen to hear about one of Charles Deville Wells’ victims — a young Irish aristocrat, the Hon. William Cosby Trench, of Castle Oliver, Co. Limerick.
Trench was persuaded by Wells to invest in an invention which was supposed to economise on coal in steam engines. Trench invested the equivalent of £1 million, and never received a penny of it back. A judge told him that he was still a young man and it would be best if he were to grow wiser as well as older. He seems to have followed this advice and later in life he became High Sheriff of County Limerick.