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Controversial financier, well connected with the Labour Party, given a Knighthood by the Harold Wilson government and best known for the commercial Bank of Wales scandal which also involved Jim Callaghan. Nicknamed "the usurer of the Valleys" by Private Eye. A full and affectionate inscription to Harold Wilson dated from the time of the LBW scandal: "To Sir Harold Wilson- the greatest living Statesman- who has done so much to heal the Split Society. And with much affection Julian and Moira March 1982. Provenance: Hansons Auctioneers - A Prime Minister's Life - The Collection of Harold & Mary Wilson - Friday 10 May 2019. First edition in a dust jacket, the book is tightly bound. Dust jacket is complete with only minor shelf wear, unclipped showing £8.95. The book is in very good condition, internally clean, free of markings and foxing. Foreword by the Rt. Hon. George Thomas MP.