Australasia's Biggest Online Store

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Nelson's Purse

Product Description
Product Details

Promotional Information

Nationwide press advertising in the TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, TELEGRAPH, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH and MAIL.

About the Author

Martyn Downer grew up surrounded by the art and antiques in his father's provincial auction house, where he spent his school holidays working as a porter. He started his career in the art business working for an antique jeweller in London's West End before joining Sotheby's as a specialist in 1993. Over the following ten years, Martyn sourced jewellery from around the world for Sotheby's auctions in New York, London and Geneva. artyn was Head of Jewellery at Sotheby's in London from 1999 to 2003. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife, who is a painter, and their three young children.


"'Downer's account of the Nelson-Emma-Fanny triangle is a gripping read, and he succeeds triumphantly in rescuing Davison from obscurity'" Spectator "'A truly riveting story of assiduous detection and fine scholarship...a total triumph' " -- Simon Winchester "'An extraordinary detective story'" History Today "'Strewn with vivid images, Downer's narrative is well-researched and well-written'" Sunday Times "'An intriguing story with a rip-roaring account of Trafalgar...Downer has a good story to tell and does so in high style that will satisfy readers of historical novels with enough strange reality to intrigue those preferring non-fiction'" Literary Review

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » Biography » Military
This title is unavailable for purchase as none of our regular suppliers have stock available. If you are the publisher, author or distributor for this item, please visit this link.
Back to top