About the Author
Will Farmer studied at the Birmingham School of Jewellery and went on to become a director of Fieldings auction house. He is a noted authority on twentieth century decorative arts, in particular glass and ceramics, and is one of the experts on the BBC's 'Antiques Roadshow'. He is a regular contributor to "BBC Homes and Antiques" magazine. Rob Higgins is a collector of ceramics and a doctor. Naturally, "Botanic Garden" and "Compleat Angler" were taken to university in the mid-1970s, since when his collection, parts of which are still in daily use, has burgeoned.