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Finding the Walls of Troy: Frank Calvert and Heinrich Schliemann at Hisarlik 
by Susan HeuckAllen.
California, 409 pp., £27.50, March 1999, 0 520 20868 4
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... a con-man. Normally, if you want to be a good con-man it helps if you are likeable. However, as Susan HeuckAllen’s detailed account makes clear, for most of the time Schliemann managed to bypass this requirement. On the other hand, he was capable of acts of generosity. Possibly these were genuine, and he may well ...

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