7 January 1993
Show More The Two Forgers: A Biography of Harry Buxton Forman and Thomas James Wise by John Collins.
Scolar, 317 pp., £27.50, May 1992, 0 85967 754 0Show More
Forgers and Critics: Creativity and Duplicity in Western Scholarship by Anthony Grafton.
Princeton, 157 pp., £10.75, May 1990, 0 691 05544 0Show More
“... it, ‘a classic of bibliographical detection, a thousandfold more exciting than anything Agatha Christie and her kind ever penned’. It’s a generous compliment, but inexact. In the first place, as I have said, it is not clear what crime Wise committed by uttering his forgeries, or by making money out of them. Secondly, Agatha ...”