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Man with a Van: My Story SIGNED [A781529106732]

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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. As a teenager, he ran an unofficial scrapyard from his parents' back garden. And, later in life, he used to sleep fully clothed in his van at antiques fairs, 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...


AUTHOR: Drew Pritchard is best known for being one of the UK's top antique dealers and the presenter of Salvage Hunters where he specialises in rescuing and restoring rare items. He has been dealing in architectural salvage and antiques for 33 years working initially as a stained glass restorer and designer. Drew has spent 26 years as an independent dealer working from his base in North Wales. He is also a participant at the renowned Battersea Decorative & Textiles Fair.
Drew has previously featured at Liberty of London but is now concentrating on his Showroom in the medieval walled town of Conwy, where his space features exquisite collections for house and home selected by Drew himself and managed by his team.

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A781529106732
ISBN13:
A781529106732
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Author:
Drew Pritchard
Publisher:
Ebury Press
Publication:
11-Feb-2021
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
288
Weight:
412 Grams
  • 4
    Looks good

    Posted by Rebecca on 6th Apr 2021

    I can't comment fully on the content of this book as I bought it as a present for my husband who is a big fan of Salvage Hubtees and has enjoyed the programme since it started. I did have a flick through the book and I'm sure fans of Drew will enjoy the photo section with lots of pictures of Drew from childhood and later.
    My only reason for rating this 4 stars is that I purchased the signed copy and was a little disappointed that this just constitutes a signed sticker stuck into the book as it is seems likely that Drew hasn't even been near the book itself. I expected the book itself to have been signed. I don't usually buy signed copies so I don't know if this is the usual way they are done. Luckily I didn't pay any extra for the signed version as I certainly don't feel it would warrant any extra cost.
    Hopefully the content of the book will be of interest to its intended recipient.

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