Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891

Lettres

Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

The archive for May, 2014

The following lettres were posted during this month:


Conversations Held From Top-Floor Windows, Part Three

Posted upon the 23rd of May, 2014

Mr Paternoster, the Ulster Patter Knockerupper, With his kepi cap and his figure like a bannister, Looking slim and dapper as he rapped upon the shutter Of the private chamber of the carpetbagger, Cannister. “Good morning, Mr Cannister!,” quoth Mr Paternoster, “I am the knockerupper of your upper neighbour, Foster, I’ve knocked up tinkers, thinkers, […]

The Antipodean Steampunk Exhibition!

Posted upon the 9th of May, 2014

Hulloa, fellow Melbornians and fascinating travellers! That sterling institution, the National Trust of Australia, will soon be hosting a show that looks immoderately unmissable: The Antipodean Steampunk Exhibition at opulent 1870s townhouse Tasma Terrace! The exhibition shall showcase the works of steampunk artists, including “engineer-sculptors, artist-scientists, shoe-makers, jeweller-taxidermists, writers, performers, photographers, film-makers, tinkerers, designers and […]

The Most Boring Man in Fallen London, Part Eleven

Posted upon the 4th of May, 2014

When Doctor Taupe-Wainscot joined his hostess for breakfast, she was little less cheerful for the disruptions of the morning, but she did have another portion of gloom to deliver as she poured him a cup of tea: the ratcatchers had refused to make their collections on their street that day, claiming that they’d been stopped […]