Running Away with Mona: How a canny forger and his partner pre-sold six copies of the Mona Lisa to wealthy and secretive collectors – and then arranged the theft of the original to cover their tracks.
For Export Only: How an enterprising cattle breeder “exported” ten cows from Southern to Northern Ireland a thousand times.
The Flea That Roared: How the Grand Principality of Outer Baldonia (off the coast of Nova Scotia) declared war on the U.S.S.R.
The Great Purolator Paper Caper: How a “gang that couldn’t shoot straight” nevertheless managed to pull off the largest single heist of cash in American history.
These tales, and many others, told in Andreas Schroeder’s mischievously deadpan and subversively gleeful style, are sure to delight his many fans and make fans of new readers.
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About the Author
In addition to his writing, he has been a regular broadcaster for CBC Radio – most notably on “Basic Black” – and a tireless crusader for writers’ benefits in Canada. He served as Chairman of the Writers’ Union of Canada in 1975-76, and as the founding Chair of Canada’s Public Lending Right Commission in 1986-88. Andreas Schroeder also holds the MacLean-Hunter Chair in Creative Non-fiction at U.B.C’s Creative Writing Program.