The Gaslight Era

Victoriana on stage, page, and record

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Original Fiction: One Year After

What do you do the Christmas after ghosts made you change your life? A gentle speculation starring Charles Dickens’ beloved Ebenezer Scrooge. About 9,000 words.

Original Fiction: His Friends and His Relations

Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories meet E.W. Hornung’s Raffles stories as a new string of jewel robberies hits London. Roughly 12,000 words.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Rock Star

In 1980, David Bowie took on his most unexpected persona – as the eminent Victorian Joseph Carey Merrick, aka The Elephant Man.

Reflections of a Christmas Carol Addict

How Dickens’ timeless Scrooge story is really about everybody’s death, and why it matters.

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The sitting room in the Sherlock Holmes Museum in Baker Street, London.