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Under the Hammer

(1994)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Maggie Perowne is head of Old Masters at Klinsky's auction house in London. Ben Glazier is an art expert. Ben, not as young as he was, is inescapably in love with Maggie, but she has an unfortunate taste for such dubious men as the Hooray Henry in the wine department. Together Ben and Maggie form a crack team that blends integrity and professionalism with a keen eye for uncovering the mysterious circumstances surrounding priceless works of art.

Take for example the matter of the underpriced Raphael, or the questionable Bronzino, or even the Cellini salt cellar. Maggie and Ben may be able to detect the fakes at one hundred paces, but spotting the forger may cause trickier problems....

In the great tradition of Rumpole, John Mortimer has created an unforgettable cast of characters and struck a rich vein of humour.



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Paperback Editions

May 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Under the Hammer: The Fatal Attribution; the Jolly Joker; the Virgin of Vitebsk; Wonders in the Deep; After Titian; the Spectre at the Feast
Author(s): Sir John Mortimer
ISBN: 0-14-023656-2 / 978-0-14-023656-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

October 2014 : USA Audio CD

Title: Under the Hammer
Author(s): John Mortimer
ISBN: 1-4915-3768-X / 978-1-4915-3768-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Under the Hammer
Author(s): John Mortimer
ISBN: 1-4915-3808-2 / 978-1-4915-3808-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Under the Hammer
Author(s): John Mortimer
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Under the Hammer
Author(s): John Mortimer
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 1995 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Under the Hammer (Isis Series)
Author(s): John Clifford Mortimer
ISBN: 1-85695-945-7 / 978-1-85695-945-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Isis Audio
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October 1994 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Under the Hammer (Penguin audiobooks)
Author(s): Mortimer John
ISBN: 0-14-086049-5 / 978-0-14-086049-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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