Frank Wynne
I Was Vermeer: The Forger who Swindled the Nazis
Read by Richard Burnip
Price: £44.00 CD (all prices +VAT)
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In 1945, a small-time Dutch art dealer was arrested for selling a forgery of a priceless national treasure – a painting by Vermeer – to Hitler’s right-hand man. The charge was treason; the only possible sentence death. 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.

What the critics say:

‘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

7 CD s
OCD 210 • 978-1-84648-502-2

Playing time: 8hrs

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