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One finishes the book exhilarated and amused, and with a desire to find James Joyce's long-lost juvenile poem Et Tu Healy, which Gekoski tantalisingly presents as the holy grail of missing artefacts.
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Lost, Stolen or Shredded: Stories of Missing Works of Art and Literature
 

About the Author

Rick Gekoski is is a rare book dealer, writer, and broadcaster. His previous publications include The Bibliography of William Golding, a collection of essays entitled Tolkien's Gown, and Outside of a Dog. He has presented two BBC Radio 4 series: Rare Books, Rare People and Lost, Stolen, or Shredded: The History of Some Missing Works of Art, and was chair of judges for the Man Booker International Prize 2011.
 
Published January 1, 2013 by Profile Books Ltd. 304 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Kathryn Hughes on Jun 28 2013

Gekoski understands how acquisitive lust, great gusts of History and occasional necessary discretion can make the most precious objects vanish into thin air.

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Reviewed by Alexander Larman on May 11 2013

One finishes the book exhilarated and amused, and with a desire to find James Joyce's long-lost juvenile poem Et Tu Healy, which Gekoski tantalisingly presents as the holy grail of missing artefacts.

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