If you thought the world of classical art was full of boring people discussing paintings in hushed pseudo-intellectual voices, then it's about time you took some time out to meet Charley Hill, a former Scotland Yard undercover officer and Fulbright scholar, now a freelance detective who has made recovering stolen art treasures his life's work. Now almost 60 years old, he has a convivial face framed by spectacles and curly brown hair and is able to talk with art world academics and the criminal fraternity on equal terms. Before serving in the Metropolitan Police for 20 years he was a paratrooper in Vietnam (his father was a US Air Force officer, his mother English); at university he studied history and theology and ...
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No Man's Land
by Simon Tolkien
Inspired by the experiences of his grandfather, J. R. R. Tolkien, during World War I.
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