In 1991, the tycoon Robert Maxwell died in circumstances that have yet to be fully explained. Thirty years on, his legacy is still being felt, says the author John Preston
In November 1991, the body of the business tycoon Robert Maxwell was recovered from the sea off the Canary Islands. His death made headlines around the world: was it an accident? Suicide? Murder? Despite numerous investigations, there is still not a clear answer.
The journalist and author John Preston has spent months delving into the life of Maxwell for his new book, Fall. He tells Rachel Humphreys about Maxwell’s “technicolour life” – a genuine rags-to-riches story. But it is also a story laced with tragedy: the death of his family at the hands of the Nazis which haunted him through his life.