His life and books
First published by John Long Ltd in 1914.
Reissued in 1916 and 1917.
The novel was one of the first two books by Nat Gould to be issued at the outset at 6s. (The other was A Fortune at Stake.) The innovation was an immediate success (1).
For a review of this book see the Biography page.
The story was made into a film in 1916 (2).
(1) From the advertisement pages for The Wizard of the Turf among "John Long's New and Forthcoming Books" (page 2) in 1914 at the back of the book published by Long in that year entitled "Bush Songs & Oversea Voices" by A. Safroni-Middleton.
(2) "Nat Gould on the Film. Much interest attaches to the fact that the novels by Nat Gould (whose sales to date exceed nine million copies), will be shown on the film for the first time throughout the British Empire. The first for "A Gamble for Love" and for "The Chance of a Lifetime" are being produced by the Holmfirth Producing Co., Ltd., who are sparing no expense to make them worthy of the novels of Nat Gould, the world's favourite author. The first may be expected in June." Middlesex Chronicle 25 March 1916.