"I'm an antiques dealer. I specialise in these things, actually - " here he paused to pull out his pocket-watch again, with a conspiratorial wink towards Charlotte " - but sometimes I take other bric-a-brac. I've also played detective a few times, but that's more of a hobby." And again he sent that mischievous smile towards the child.
LaRe An omnivorous reader with a strangely retentive memory for trifles.