This week on Scratching Sydney’s Surface, we took a look at a hoaxer by the name of Arthur Orton alias Tom Castro, a pretender to the fortune and title of Roger Tichborne, and the fabulist Henri Louis Grien alias Louis de Rougemont.

Alas! I don’t have time to update the blog post just yet, so keep posted so to speak. But there is plenty of material online to whet your appetite:

Tichborne Claimant –

Louis de Rougemont:

And there is a book by Rod Howard, titled The Fabulist:

You can even read one of de Rougemont’s tall tales first hand: