My father was an agricultural auctioneer, and I went into the business on leaving school. They let me sell the day-old chicks and calves and occasionally the sheep. Later I was put in charge of an auction room selling secondhand furniture that had seen better days. From time-to-time, there would be an item of high quality, and I would call in Frank and John Bly of TV Antiques Roadshow fame to give me an opinion. I hankered for something both more challenging and more rewarding. This proved to be negotiating the sale and development of land.
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