Philip Mould OBE is one of the UK's foremost authorities on British art, and is widely consulted by galleries, private collectors and the media. He is the author of the acclaimed Sleepers (released in paperback as The Trail of Lot 163), both published by Fourth Estate. He is also a regular broadcaster, reviewer and writer for the national press. His television work includes writing and presenting the Channel 4 series Changing Faces, co-presenting BBC2's Antiques Show, and as an expert on the ever-popular The Antiques Roadshow (which has a regular audience of almost six million).
"Reviewing can make you hate books - the grim spectre of the copy deadline means that other tasks (cleaning the fridge is popular) can seem attractive compared with just getting on reading the book. Sleuth was different. I could not wait to get back to it" Sunday Telegraph `timely ... exciting' Country Life `a fast-paced and fascinating account of the race to uncover `lost' treasures' Independent on Sunday `this absorbing and fast-paced narrative ... an extremely enjoyable read' British Art Journal `This is no dry treatise and Mould is a first-class scene setter ... There is an immediacy to much of the writing, which draws the reader in ... the sort of book that may well do more to attract future talent to the world of art dealing than any number of university art history courses' Antiques Trade Gazette