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“Got your book. Pretty good condition, too. Bit blurred round the edges, but the little fellow’s taken good care of it…” (January 15th-ish, 1906)

“Got your book. Pretty good condition, too. Bit blurred round the edges, but the little fellow’s taken good care of it…” (January 15th-ish, 1906)featured

Yes! This should really be called ‘NOV #1: WESTENRA’, but this producer is Off The Rails. You can’t stop me. I’m naming this sprint update after the rather curious case of D and The History of Inks, written to a Dr. Serena Blackwood at the Office of the Curia. Click to read photographs of the Read more

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THREE SECRET HISTORIESfeatured

A compendium of the notes, extracts and books Alexis wrote as part of our Kickstarter campaign, all the way back in September ’17. Now with added visuals! Transcripts linked in the title, and if you would like to read Travellers to Italy in its full 19th-century glory, click on the image for a bigger one. Read more

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“Fucine was spoken in the dry country. It is the language of witches. It shares words with High Aeolic.”featured

Addendum excised from Sir William Colt Hoare’s Hints to Travellers in Italy, 1815. MARRUVIUM was the chief city of the Marruvii, a mountain people who rebelled many times against Rome. The city was established as a colony after their final pacification. Today it is a little provincial town, San Benedetto dei Marsi, which has not much to Read more

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The Orchid Transfigurations, on the South Coastfeatured

Last week, I mentioned the package I’d received from ‘A Well-Wisher’, containing two volumes of the 1925 edition of ‘The Locksmith’s Dream’. I also mentioned also that the package included a postcard from Galmier herself, from a seaside town on the south coast. Since then, I’ve realised two things. Firstly, the town named on the postcard doesn’t Read more

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