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The Caretaker

David James was an Islamic curator at the Chester Beatty library in Dublin from 1969 to 1989. During this time he was responsible for stealing hundreds of priceless, ancient manuscripts from the library, in what is to date Ireland's most significant insider theft from a cultural institution. (2011)

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