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A touch of gold : the reminiscences of Geoffrey Munn

Munn, Geoffrey C.2022
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Born and bred in Sussex, Geoffrey Munn, Antiques Roadshow presenter and jewellery expert, came from a traditional rural background - but only weeks after leaving a country Grammar School in 1972, he was plunged into the vortex of the London art world. It was the beginning of the career of a lifetime at the famous firm of Wartski, whose showrooms scintillated with gem-set necklaces, tiaras and three of the famous FabergeĢ Imperial Easter Eggs. In a colourful and witty narrative, Geoffrey relates his daunting but delightful encounters with HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, HRH Princess Margaret and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. In their wake, Geoffrey met a rich variety of luminaries, including Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Joanna Lumley, Stephen Fry, Elton John and Vivienne Westwood. This is certainly a rapid and amusing read but it is also unique study of a narrow and fast-changing society.
Author:
Imprint:
Woodbridge : ACC Art Books, 2022.
Collation:
208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN:
9781788841979 (hbk)
Dewey class:
791.45092
LC class:
PN1992.4
Local class:
791.45092
Language:
English
BRN:
3206982
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