Posts Tagged ‘1890s’

Vintage Sunday


Bristol 1896 Dear Mr Bradshaw, I am sure that you think me a silly little thing and of no account at all, and who is to blame you? My behaviour at our last meeting could only have confirmed any low opinion you may have formed of me. But the truth is I hold you in […]

Eleanor Whitlow blew a stray strand of hair from her forehead. At least it was not plastered there with perspiration on account of the heat. The heat, it was barely March, as she remembered it Boston would only have just seen off the snow. But Eleanor was a long way from Boston and as strive […]

The clock ticked slowly, almost like a dirge to match the gloomy dark hall that led to the Dean’s office. There was a musty smell of polish and old wood here and with all the doors closed against them it was like a gaol-cell as they waited to be seen. “It will be alright won’t […]

Henry Vaughn heaved a deep sigh and turned the letter over in his hand. He reread it for the third time in the hope that it would tell him something different, a futile exercise, he knew. Now he had a big problem on his hands. The heavy set man sat back in his chair and […]

In the recent article on Steampunk Spanking I mentioned the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the movie starring Sean Connery. What you may not know is that the movie was based on Volume One of a graphic novel of the same name published by America’s Best Comics and created by Alan Moore, Kevin O’Neil, Ben Dimagmaliw […]



Not the run of the mill offerings.

Part one here. I had been with Eugenia for a year when we first met the Laithwaites. We were in Venice at the time and I have an abiding memory of sunshine and ladies in white lace dresses. The Laithwaites were a mother and daughter also travelling alone on account of the widowhood of Mrs […]

Due to a small technical error Wishes will be concluded next week. Meanwhile here is a quick two-parter that will be concluded tomorrow. Be warned it is both intense and severe. * Perhaps you have never heard of the position of a lady’s companion. These days it is an increasingly rare post and one that […]

Digging around on an old hard drive under what appeared to be 100 years of dust and grime some interesting old pictures turned up. It is pretty certain that Great-great grandfather didn’t actually take them (although who knows?) so they were not bequeathed in a will. In fact the exact origins are unknown. A good […]