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The Icarus Plot: A Steampunk monster in Victorian London ...

The Icarus Plot: A Steampunk monster in Victorian London ...

A pastiche, that keeps pulling the rug out from under you, and sneaks in questions about why we hold the opinions and made the decisions about our lives that we did.  I liked it, but I'm going to have to think about this one for awhile to figure out how much.

A pastiche, that keeps pulling the rug out from under you, and sneaks in questions about why we hold the opinions and made the decisions about our lives that we did. I liked it, but I'm going to have to think about this one for awhile to figure out how much.

A little Herstory treat... One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late 1880's was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel. Their main rivals were the all-female The Forty Elephants Gang. (I double-checked this - it's all real! ~Renata)

Victorian Women Smoking

A little Herstory treat... One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late 1880's was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel. Their main rivals were the all-female The Forty Elephants Gang. (I double-checked this - it's all real! ~Renata)

Adelaide Springett was so ashamed of her tattered boots, she took them off for this 1901 photograph. Adapted from Spitalfields Nippers by Horace Warner, published by Spitalfields Life Books, £20.

Portraits of the Spitalfields Nippers taken by photographer in book

Adelaide Springett was so ashamed of her tattered boots, she took them off for this 1901 photograph. Adapted from Spitalfields Nippers by Horace Warner, published by Spitalfields Life Books, £20.

Scenario: Beth Dadswell and Andrew Wilbourne, a creative couple with a young son, become their own clients when they take on the renovation of a 1,750

Before and After: A London Victorian Transformed

Scenario: Beth Dadswell and Andrew Wilbourne, a creative couple with a young son, become their own clients when they take on the renovation of a 1,750

SS-Sanctuary at night. More dangerous than you may think; it being a Sanctuary of peace. But at night you can lose a finger or two due to rebels

SS-Sanctuary at night. More dangerous than you may think; it being a Sanctuary of peace. But at night you can lose a finger or two due to rebels

A cheap and sensationalist 'Penny Dreadful' from Victorian  London during the Ripper era.

A cheap and sensationalist 'Penny Dreadful' from Victorian London during the Ripper era.

'Devonshire Place, London' shows a busy street filled with young children in Jack London's book 'People of the Abyss' about life in the East End of London in 1902

Life in the slums: Jack London's account of misery in the East End

'Devonshire Place, London' shows a busy street filled with young children in Jack London's book 'People of the Abyss' about life in the East End of London in 1902

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