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The Glasstown Chronicles #4: Just Below The Surface – The Steampunk Past

Fossils in rocks provide evidence of the imprint of evolution on the planet. When people encountered them they tried to explain what was there. Dragons, monsters, or chimera. The evidence of the more recent past is imprinted on the landscape. … Continue reading

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The Glasstown Chronicles #2: Into The Aether

The dangers and uses of ‘Luminiferous Aether’. Continue reading

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The Glasstown Chronicles #1: The Library

Beware! Beware! His flashing eyes, his floating hair! Weave a circle round him thrice, And close your eyes with holy dread, For he on honey-dew hath fed And drunk the milk of Paradise. ‘A Vision In A Dream’ (‘STC’)   … Continue reading

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Blogging Braddon 3: ‘Dear Boss’, how many roads must an archival researcher travel?

Shock revelation from the Braddon Family Archive – Mary Braddon wrote the Ripper letters to Scotland Yard in 1888!  (So there, Patricia Cornwell with your Walter Sickert theory!) Now that I have your attention, it’s, well …  it’s not explicitly … Continue reading

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