Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891


A brief portrait of the Author & his Contemporaries, for the discerning Reader.

Sir Frederick Chook is a foppish, transcendentalistic historian and the author of FrillyShirt. He lives variously by his wits, hand to mouth, la vie bohème, and in MELBOURNE with his wife, Ms Tanah Merah. When not reading Milton and eating Stilton, he writes, ponders, doodles, delves into dusty archives, and gads about town. He has been a police clerk, a student radio DJ, a parliamentary candidate and a guest lecturer, and is presently working in the field of G.L.A.M. He is a longhair, aspiring to one day be a greybeard. He has, once or twice, been described as “as mad as a bicycle.”

FrillyShirt is a compilation of articles, stories, essays, poems, reviews, photographs, artworks, questions, travelogues, diatribes, spirit journeys, cartoons, ululations and celebrations by Sir Frederick, his friends, and contributing readers.

Sir Frederick’s favourite colour is all of them.

Admirers interested in a more comprehensive examination of his tastes and views may refer to his collected Lettres, or submit a question by telegram.

The Author’s Associates

(in Alpha-Betical order, with additional Commentaries)