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The Whim of the Wheel: The Memoirs of the Earl of Kimberley

by Lord Kimberley with Charles Roberts


The candid autobiography of one of Britain's most remarkable peers of recent times, who inherited his title soon after leaving Eton, fought with the Grenadier Guards in North West Europe, was married six times and had countless affairs, was a champion bobsleigh rider at St Moritz and a leading London playboy in the 1950s and 1960s, gambled with John Aspinall and Lord Lucan, represented Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum and David Niven as a public relations consultant, sold real estate and appeared in a movie in Jamaica, succumbed to alcoholism and fought back to become a respected member of the House of Lords, and latterly lived quietly with his sixth wife in rural Wiltshire.

Johnny Kimberley died in 2002. Lord Kimberley's book, written with help from Charles Roberts, a leading East Anglian journalist, broadcaster and writer, recalls a vanished age of elegance and fast-living in post-war London and on the Riviera, and is full of frank anecdotes about many of the famous and infamous figures of the period whom he knew well.


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2001. Hardback, xii +204 pages, 56 photographs

ISBN 1 898937 45 1
£25.00