Told with an evident truth as unflinching as it is tender

I recently read Father and Son by the writer and poet  Edmund Gosse. This ‘memoir’ was written in 1907 and subtitled ‘a study of two temperaments.’ I was reminded of … Continue reading Told with an evident truth as unflinching as it is tender

Transmuted his personal substance into art

Aubrey Beardsley (1872 – 1898) was an artist, illustrator and author. His black ink drawings were influenced by Japanese woodcuts and his work was, not infrequently, considered ‘improper’. He was … Continue reading Transmuted his personal substance into art

Hunchback skeleton find

This is a newspaper report from 5 July 1968. I have not been able to find out if this murder was ever solved:

Advertising for Hunchbacks

As reported in the Edinburgh Evening News, 23rd December 1893. My interest in hunchbacks. More than 5 years ago, on a visit to Glasgow Necropolis with Hale Bopp the teddy … Continue reading Advertising for Hunchbacks