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The Book Club: 15 coffee table books every superyacht should have

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The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo

From leisurely moments spent in the main saloon to a little me-time relaxing on your private owner’s deck, having a beautiful coffee table book to hand on your superyacht is an absolute must. Whether you choose exquisite artistic tomes to show off your creative side or intellectual sailing volumes designed to impress guests, our edit of the best coffee table books has everything your superyacht needs.

The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo

A gambler, inventor and fraudster with 36 aliases, Charles Wells bet his worldly possessions, including his yacht, Palais Royal, at the Casino de Monte-Carlo in 1891 – and broke the bank. It was a feat that propelled him to worldwide fame. This fascinating account details his improbable life and investigates whether he really was just lucky that day at the tables. 

The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Robert Quinn, £18.99, thehistorypress.co.uk

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