Michael Gallagher is the author of two series of Victorian novels, one about a psychic, the other about a reformed thief.
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Find me on bluesky at @mtgallagher.bsky.social.
Featured book of the week:
OH, NO, OCTAVIUS:
OCTAVIUS GUY & THE CASE OF THE QUIBBLING CLERIC
The well-heeled residents of Highbury have a problem: the Reverend Allaston Burr, the rector who’s been foisted upon their congregation by an ancient yet legally-binding right known as an advowson. When a final appeal to Queen Victoria—as the head of the Church of England—fails to remove him from his post, they turn to Gooseberry for help.
"I've said it before and I'm saying it again- Michael Gallagher is a master storyteller. This, the latest in the Octavius Guy series, has all his familiar trademarks - ingenious plot, brilliant characters and pitch-perfect dialogue - and is related with Gallagher's typical warmth and wit."
Click here to download it for FREE!
Featured article of the week:
The ancient legal right to appoint a vicar or rector
Featured recipe of the week:
FERMENTED RED CABBAGE
And a few you might have missed:
Featured track of the week:
THE BIG BLUE
One of my old tracks I've been threatening to share
THE CHESS GIANT
A Short Introduction to the Giuoco Piano
Find all the videos featured in my bluesky Tuesday Chess posts here.
MARCH'S FABULOUS FRIEND
This month's Fabulous Friend is Liz Stevens, who some of you will recognize her from her wonderful photos of Scottish lochs, where she practises wild swimming - even in freezing conditions.
If anyone's new here, the Fabulous Friends articles provide a great way to get to know some of the key members of our bluesky circle. Go on! I know you want to give it a read! This month's Fabulous Friend.
THE MYSTERY JUKEBOX
Saturday's Mystery Jukebox 4.0 has relaunched successfully on bluesky. Kitty starts you off with a track and either a particular keyword or particular topic and then runs the Jukebox with a paw of iron as people add to the playlist. See Kitty's list of rules and conventions here.
Each week Kitty will save her second token till the very end, just before shutting the bar and pulling the plug on the Jukebox. If anyone guesses her chosen track, they will feature in her spot! Yes, friend! You too could snuggle into an unsuitably small cardboard box!
Kitty spins her nine choices from this week's Jukebox
Remember, all my novels are still FREE to download from Draft2Digital (formerly known as Smashwords until its recent merger).
Take at look at what readers say about them. Here on the website you even get to see the video in its entirety!
Summer from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons
Featuring John Harrison on violin
with Robert Turizziani conducting the Wichita State University Chamber Players
Sound recording © John Harrison, JohnHarrisonViolin.com
Edited version used under a CC-BY-SA 1.0 Generic licence
John Thomson’s images from “Street Life in London” (1876-77)
courtesy of the London School of Economics Digital Library
Used under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 licence
His book is available as a free pdf download from the London School of Economics Digital Library. Just click on the link.