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.

The archive for September, 2013

The following lettres were posted during this month:

The Socrates of South London

Posted upon the 18th of September, 2013

If, during the later years of the nineteenth century, you had made your way to Walworth Road and, seating yourself upon a step or perhaps a folding-stool, had observed the local citizenry going about their business, you very likely would have noticed a short, stout, very florid fellow in a cream-coloured suit and a scarlet […]

Failbetter’s Sunless Sea

Posted upon the 9th of September, 2013

Hello, FrillyShirteans! (I feel as though my readers ought to have some sort of club name, like the Nerdfighters – something like the Gilded Pangolins or the Farcical Researchers. Though, admittedly, my readership is small enough that you could all basically just learn each other’s names without too much trouble.) I have an excellent little […]