Forger behind fake 'signed Charles Dickens letter' advertised for £10,000 by shopping channel is SAME conman who copied works of poet Tennyson and preacher John Wesley, expert claims: Daily Mail, 17 Feb 2021

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After the appearance of two articles in the Sunday Telegraph on his discoveries of purported Dickens forgeries, Leon Litvack (AEL), Principal Editor of the Charles Dickens Letters Project, has identified the ’South Coast Forger” as the author of both documents. The fraudster, who was active in the early twentieth century, is known to have produced forgeries of the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson as well as the preacher who founded Methodism, John Wesley.

Period17 Feb 2021

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  • TitleForger behind fake 'signed Charles Dickens letter' advertised for £10,000 by shopping channel is SAME conman who copied works of poet Tennyson and preacher John Wesley, expert claims: Daily Mail, 17 Feb 2021
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDaily Mail
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date17/02/2021
    DescriptionAfter the appearance of two articles in the Sunday Telegraph on his discoveries of purported Dickens forgeries, Leon Litvack (AEL), Principal Editor of the Charles Dickens Letters Project, has identified the ’South Coast Forger” as the author of both documents. The fraudster, who was active in the early twentieth century, is known to have produced forgeries of the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson as well as the preacher who founded Methodism, John Wesley.
    Producer/AuthorHarry Howard
    URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9269385/Forger-fake-Charles-Dickens-letter-copied-works-preacher-John-Wesley.html
    PersonsLeon Litvack

Keywords

  • Dickens, Charles
  • Letters
  • forgery