Contrary to his moniker "Captain Bob", Robert Maxwell was the first to leave the sinking ship. In 1991, the newspaper publisher's body was discovered floating in the Atlantic Ocean having fallen off his luxury yacht, the Lady Ghislaine, as it navigated the Canary Islands.

He left the family's reputation in tatters: a £460m ($363m) black hole in the company pension scheme, and his wife and seven children facing the incoming storm.

Scandal, to varying degrees, has dogged the Maxwell name ever since. This week Ghislaine, the youngest child, namesake of his superyacht and by all accounts her father's favourite, has

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