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Man with a Van: My Story

Man with a Van: My Story (Hardback)

By Pritchard, Drew

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Drew Pritchard, who has amassed a committed community of fans over 13 series of Salvage Hunters, will go to the greatest lengths for the best deals. He once dug a 50-year-old Volkswagen truck out of the side of a hill. And he used to sleep fully clothed in his van at antiques fai...rs, waking up with icicles stuck to his forehead, bouncing out of the rear doors at the break of dawn to get one-up on his Savile Row-suited competitors. 'When I see something old, that I think is beautiful, special, valuable, it's not about the money. It's about being in another time and place.' He discovered the casts Lord Elgin made of his infamous marbles in a school garage, and broke the bank to buy the tool box Malcolm Campbell used when he set the water speed record in 1934. He made a million. Lost it. And made it again. Poster boy for the compulsively fascinating business of finding and restoring lost treasures, visionary Drew takes us in his van, up and down the country, into garages, factories, schools and pubs, digging out incredible items from that 'other time and place'. Then by lovingly repairing them, he brings our history back to life. A straight-talking flat cap amongst silver-tongued old school ties, our favourite no-bullshit expert may be a one-off, but his story makes us all dream of that obscure piece of antiquity gathering dust in the garden shed...
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ISBN 9781529106732
Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Format Hardback
Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781529106732
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Imprint Ebury Press
Released 13 Apr 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Pritchard, Drew
Category Antiques & Collectables
Biography & Autobiography
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 142mm
Height: 223mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code 745.1092
Weight 415g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Antique dealers - Biography - Great Britain, Television personalities - Biography - Great Britain
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade