I Must Tell You This! by Roger Fooks

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This book of eight stories describing the fascinating world of antiques and fine art is the author's first literary offering, and has been some five years in the creation. Although he describes it as a fictional work, that is not strictly accurate because some of the events are in fact completely true. Some, however, only contain a grain of truth whilst the remainder are pure fiction, the products of a fertile imagination...but could be true; some dealers and collectors will almost certainly have similar reminiscences. The completely and partially true stories have been garnered over the years from dealer and collector friends and acquaintances, often during lulls in auction proceedings to ease the boredom of mediocre lots, but with suitable and appropriate embellishment where considered necessary. If the reader has a rye or droll sense of humour he or she should find some of the episodes amusing, and on a more serious note, hopefully interesting and even educational. Enjoy!

About Roger Fooks

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Aged 68, and now semi-retired, he lives in Herne Bay, a seaside town of faded Regency and Victorian grandeur on the north Kent coast, with his wife Susan, two adult children and four grand-children. His former "proper" job was as an accident claims investigator and settlement negotiator for a major insurance company. A prolific antiques and fine art collector specializing in period English drinking glasses and Wedgwood jasper, having large collections of both. He and his wife still retain an active interest in a retail antiques centre operating from a defunct cinema in Herne Bay high street, frequently visited by well known TV and media celebrities in the world of antiques and fine art, and who were in fact instrumental in encouraging him to write this book.
Published October 24, 2011 by AuthorHouse. 112 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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