Man from Greek and Roman

Man from Greek and Roman

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552101346
  • 9780552101349

Review Text

Playwright-novelist-telescripter Goldman who could be confused with that other one - he's also collaborated with him - has deaccessioned one of the most attractive stories to come out of the Met (well, there have been others, true and almost true) namely about the art Curator from Greek and Roman - one of those innocents in real life particularly in the unloving hands of his wife Dido. But all is not what it should seem when the Met acquires a 1st century B.C. Roman chalice with an unrevealed price and provenance and the story is invidiously released by the man from the Times who even if he doesn't know "shit from Shinola" suspects the worst and everyone is after the golden cup (which might even be the Holy Grail) from the Pope to the CIA. Taking matters - the chalice - into his own hands, Melvil signs it out and crosses first to England - always significantly helped by a pretty stewardess Carrie - then to St. Tropez, and on to try and find out who discovered, who owned, who appropriated the find of the century. . . . Melvil's a rumpled, even stragglier Donald Sutherland (this of course will be filmed) and you'll like everything about the man from Greek and Roman. A picturesque, personable and just exciting enough entertainment. (Kirkus Reviews)show more