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A brilliant dissection of the deception and corruption at the heart of the twentieth-century fine art industryBased on private letters, court transcripts and contemporary interviewsA brilliant piece of storytelling - this true-crime page turner will delight all readers of history, art history and fans of Vermeer
Frank Wynne is a journalist and translator and has written for, amongst other publications, the Irish Times, Melody Maker, Time Out and Attitude. Frank was born in Sligo and is now based in London.
'Van Meegeren's story is fascinating and deserves to remain in the public consciousness' Michel Faber, Guardian 'A gripping account of the life of van Meegeren, a tale of cunning and deceit that unfolds with all the tension of a thriller ... It is easy to forget that this is based on fact rather than fiction' Irish Independent 'Wynne retells the story with brio, producing the genuine article: a page-turning read to while away the days' Sunday Times 'A study in the psychology of forgery, enfolded in a fabulous life story ... a skilful book' Times Literary Supplement