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Another variation on the Mills & Boon theme, You’ll Call Won’t You, realised £5,250 at a Christie’s auction in September 2013.
‘Darling,’ the man is saying, ‘I’ve got some thrilling news.’ She is replying, ‘Yeah? ’ Thrilling News, which sold for £9,375 – some £3,500 higher than the estimate – is just one of a number of works by the Connor Brothers that have come on to the market in the past 18 months.
By his own account, Mike Snelle’s upbringing in ‘a dysfunctional Irish Catholic family’ was chaotic.
The son of a dentist, he was born in Liverpool, one of five children.
Along the way, he started reading books about philosophy.
‘It was like, “This is what’s been doing my head in for 15 years.” It was exciting to discover I wasn’t some weirdo after all.’ At 20 he took an OU course in philosophy, going on to study the subject at Cambridge. The public-school-educated son of an architect, Golding had worked as a junior dealer on a City trading floor; after ‘falling in with the wrong crowd’, he developed a heroin habit.