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Sold to the Man With the Tin Leg

Philip Serrell

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Biography: general, Memoirs, Prose: non-fiction

More tales of antiques, strangeness and charm from the country auctioneer

When Philip Serrell - now well known for his television appearances - gave up teaching to become a professional auctioneer, he thought he was embarking on a sensible and safe career . . . a quiet life in the country with no surprises. In THE AUCTIONEER'S LOT we found out how wrong he was. SOLD TO THE MAN WITH THE TIN LEG Philip describes more of his extraordinary experiences as a country auctioneer, aided and abetted by some of the most colourful characters Worcestershire has to offer. From dodgy cars to fakes in the saleroom; angry livestock, mangled silverware and tortuous - not to mention muddy - experiences in local markets and farm sales, Philip has been there, done that and got the hoofprints on his suit to prove it. And of course, there's the return Philip's tin-legged boss . . .

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Praise for Sold to the Man With the Tin Leg

  • Marvellous . . . forget about car boot sales and eBay: this is the real thing. - Independent on AN AUCTIONEER'S LOT

  • Philip Serrell's gentle tales are redolent of a vanishing, if not already vanished, way of life. - Daily Express

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Philip Serrell

Philip has now been an auctioneer for over 30 years. His first job saw him cleaning out the cattle pens at a local livestock market. After a few years Philip was able to set up a business on his own, establishing 'Philip Serrell Auctioneers and Valuers' in 1995.

Through his work he has met some interesting and wonderful people and he has written two books based on his life as a country auctioneer. He is also a regular face on many antiques television programmes, as well as being a winning competitor on Celebrity Mastermind.

He is an energetic fundraiser for local charities, in particular for St Richard's Hospice in Worcester of which he is a Patron. He is also a Trustee of the Museum of Royal Worcester.

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