The Man Who Lost Himself: the Unbelievable Story of the Tichborne Claimant

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Text Publishing, Dec 16, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
When Tom Castro declared himself to be Roger, the Tichborne heir, and headed for London to claim his inheritance, not even Roger’s mother could tell them apart. By 1871 he was the most notorious celebrity in Great Britain or Australia. But who was he? And what was his story?

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User Review  - siri51 - LibraryThing

An amazing story of a butcher from Wagga becoming the claimant to an English title and a lengthy court case that provided much entertainment in late 1860's London. Robyn Annear is a skilled historian; the book full of detail but never boring. Read full review

The Man Who Lost Himself

User Review  - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing

The popular press in England and Australia in the 1870s was dominated by the story of an Australian butcher from the bush who laid claim to the Tichborne baronetcy and estates back in Hampshire ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Robyn Annear was born in Melbourne in 1960. She spends her time writing and researching, typing for other people and looking after her family. She is also a part-time bookseller and President of the Friends of the Castlemaine Library. Her books include Nothing But Gold, The Man Who Lost Himself and Bearbrass.

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