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Prof. Sebastian Fate
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Is Sherlock Holmes Steampunk ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prof. Sebastian Fate on Monday. 21 Replies

With my ' SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE GUNMAN ' about to drop off the front page a crisis of faith approaches .Sherlock is a late Victorian/ Edwardian gentleman . Does the period alone make him of…Continue

Sherlock Holmes and the Gunman

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An on-going Sherlock Holmes story ? I'll start it off .Feel free to join in .Astute ' Sherlockians ' will note that this story is set in the ' great hiatus '  following Sherlock Holmes supposed…Continue

Oscar Wilde's Birthday .

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prof. Sebastian Fate Nov 25, 2013. 6 Replies

OSCAR Fingal O'Flahertie Wills WILDE was born on this day in 1854 .Continue

Zack ( the Zombie dude )

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prof. Sebastian Fate Jan 7, 2013. 30 Replies

The green one seems to have disappeared . If anyone sights him please remind him that he is much missed by a wide and sorrowing circle of friends .BRING BACK THE ZOMBIE !Continue

 

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Introduction
IF ONE TELLS THE TRUTH , ONE IS SURE , SOONER OR LATER , TO BE FOUND OUT .

Mad , bald and dangerous to know . Long term interest in late Victorian period - in particular the 1890s literary scene . Perhaps , considering my demographic , more neo- victorian than Steampunk , but enjoy dressing the part etc. Visits to nearby Ballarat include stays at the gold rush era 'Craigs' , site of a visit by the crew of the Civil War raider ' Shenandoah' c. 1865 .

HEALTH WARNING - THE PROFESSOR IS A SCEPTIC WITH A SENSE OF HUMOUR AND ANY CONTRIBUTION HE MAY MAKE TO FORUMS SHOULD BE IGNORED !

Increasing age and infirmity may also be cited to excuse the more extreme aspects of his behavior . The title ' Professor ' was granted ( 1908 ) by Prince Hapnick of Carpania - as recorded in the Blake Edwards documentary ' The Great Race ' 1965.


PATRON SAINT ( BY ACCLAMATION ) OF THE ' LEAGUE OF ECCENTRICITY ' .

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" Many happy returns . Speaking of which ,  you are sorely missed . If a window appears in your frantic life please call in . Your friend , S "
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"Sherlock Holmes was last to emerge from the carriage . Space must have been a premium . Holmes sported the ruins of his hat and his tie was askew . As I turned to go I saw him step into a pot-hole and heard the sounds of laughter  . It was…"
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" Fun ! "
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" That's all white ! "
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" Membership information  for The Oscar Wilde Society can be obtained from Cressida.battersby@virgin.net "
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Prof. Sebastian Fate replied to Maeve Alpin's discussion Oscar Wilde and The Picture Of Dorian Gray
"The most recent issue of the Oscar Wilde Society Newsletter ' ' Intentions ' mentions the possibility that the first edition of ' The Picture of Dorian Grey ' was remaindered c1896 . There seems to be some confusion over…"
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" Just finished a superb biography of of Queen Victoria . Highly recommended . ' Queen Victoria - a life ' by A. N. Wilson , Atlantic Books 2014 ISBN 978 1 84887 956 0 Queen Victoria may have been the greatest invention of the age ! "
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" Can't help feeling we are being kept in the dark ! "
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At 11:15am on October 14, 2014, Erin Fink-Nottle said…

thank you :)

At 7:15am on October 12, 2014, Lady Estelle T. Barada said…

It is my pleasure, dear Sir.  I have enjoyed my visit to the Empire, So many interesting participants here. I am honored to be a part of such wonderful adventurers.

At 8:36pm on October 8, 2014, Pearl Ratkovich said…

Thankyou very much!!! I'll be sure to look those up.

At 7:05pm on October 8, 2014, Miss Wonderland Wonders said…
Thank you I will look that up
At 4:02am on October 7, 2014, Taphophilia Catafalque said…

At 7:33pm on October 5, 2014, Suzanne Dome, Author said…

Again, thank you for your kindness and support. I often feel like the only one who can pull me out of a slump is myself, and there are always wonderful people shouting encouragement to me, like yourself. >curtsies/p>

At 5:44am on October 1, 2014, Leslie Orton said…
Why thank for you for your Congratulations Professor! Your high opinion is the standard to which I set my newspaper. :)
At 11:14pm on September 24, 2014, James R. Murray said…

*doffs hat* Why thankyou kind sir. 

At 9:49pm on September 10, 2014, Kyth Fish said…

I think I've degenerated from bookseller to haunter of used book shops and gifter of books. Somewhere along the way I got tired of recommending things and knowing the listener either couldn't afford to buy a copy or wouldn't be able to track it down. Additionally lending things out gets tiresome and can spoil friendships. So now I just buy up used copies and give them out when I suggest reading material.

This is inferior to actually being a bookseller for 2 reasons. First of all I'm too far out of loop to keep up with my favorite publishing houses. The second is that I miss having a steady stream of people asking for my opinion on books.

Really I think your situation of being a sometimes bookseller/shop watcher/expert in antiquarian books is ideal. If I could survive the holiday season with part time work on top of my full time job I would be asking around at all my favorite bookshops and libraries.

At 1:21pm on September 9, 2014, Kyth Fish said…

I must thank you. The conversation I had with you and Robert the other day spurned my imagination and finally got me on the right track for identifying my mystery flower. I now know generally that it's a wild form of forget-me-not.

 
 
 

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