Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891


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

Thomas Clavell Still At Large

Penned upon the 17th of March, 2009

Hello, FrillyShirteans. My thesis has reached that point where it must occupy the vast majority of my time. To reward your patience in hearing me through the weeks ahead (fairer fields and weddings bells no doubt lying on the other side), I’m reissuing some of my favourite Classic FrillyShirt. It’s honestly hard to believe I’ve been writing here for so long – I must sincerely thank you for reading it.

Frances attributed her guest’s obvious discomfort to their mysterious genteman-visitor’s knee-breeches and resumed her knitting. Georgiana, meanwhile, wrung the note that Inspector Campbell had slipped her, which revealed that by her characteristically manly tie-knot he recognised her as in fact being Thomas Clavell, serial strangler, previously thought to be at large in France. This was an awkward situation, and she began to seriously regret asking the Inspector home for tea.

(Originally posted on the 21st of June, ’06)

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