Ferdinand Mount: Imposters
2 August 2007
Show More The Tichborne Claimant: A Victorian Sensation by Rohan McWilliam.
Continuum, 363 pp., £25, March 2007, 978 1 85285 478 2Show More
A Romanov Fantasy: Life at the Court of Anna Anderson by Frances Welch.
Short Books, 327 pp., £14.99, February 2007, 978 1 904977 71 1Show More
The Lost Prince: The Survival of Richard of York by David Baldwin.
Sutton, 220 pp., £20, July 2007, 978 0 7509 4335 2Show More
“... or another, among them Trollope, Patrick White, Robin Maugham and Julian Symons, just as Dumas, and Boublil and Schönberg, have pounced on the story of Martin Guerre, and Verlaine, Georg Trakl and PeterHandke, not to mention a dozen playwrights and film-makers, have taken up the tale of Kaspar Hauser. These days the celebrity machine has taken over the translation business: Bottom’s dream is ...”