And yet Han van Meegeren languished in his dank prison cell, incapable of uttering the words that would set him free: 'I am a forger.' This riveting account of greed, hubris, excess, treason and fine art is the story of a failed artist and the greatest forger of all time.
©2008 Frank Wynne; (P)2008 Oakhill Publishing
"A gripping and fascinating biography." (Observer)
"A cracking tale." (Daily Mail)
"Wynne retells the story with brio, producing the genuine article: a page-turning read." (Sunday Times)
The subject matter of the book was factual yet it was written as a novel. It kept you involved and interested from the very beginning.
I really liked the way the author depicted and built us up to the predicament the forger found himself in. Does he own up to the forgeries he has committed or does he risk conviction as a Nazi collaborator in the war?
Richard Burnip sets the tone of the book brilliantly. I was captivated from the beginning.
Genuis and Fraudster?
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Excellent account of a story I knew nothing about before choosing this book. I was gripped from beginning to end and would recommend this to anyone with a passing interest in art, excess and a healthy disregard for the rules.
A well-read and balanced history of the century's greatest forger. My only gripe is that it was sometimes hard to remember who was who with all the Dutch names floating about.
"A really interesting story beautifully read."
Beautifully narrated. Sound broke for a few seconds but that's probably the only and, really, insignificant quibble I have.
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