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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Featured book of the week:
BIG BONA OGLES, BOY:
OCTAVIUS GUY & THE CASE OF THE MENDACIOUS MEDIUM
Join Octavius and his ragtag bunch of friends as they investigate a shadowy spiritualist medium recently arrived from Boston, Massachusetts, only to discover that somebody desperately wants her dead.
"This series just gets better and better and I just can't get enough of teenage investigator Octavius Guy! The sub plot of his own personal story and the development of the cast of characters had me totally engrossed and entertained. I love the way Michael Gallagher writes, with his witty asides and gentle humour. The characters are totally believable and superbly drawn. The era is thoroughly researched and I always learn something new about the lives and times of different classes living and working in London in the 1850s.
This is an absolute gem of a series and quite the most enjoyable set of books I have read in a very long time. So much so that, while I await book 4, I am now going to try the author's other series "The Involuntary Medium"."
Click here to download it for FREE!
Featured article of the week:
THE PHOTOGRAPHER P. H. EMERSON
The man whose photographs provided invaluable source material for this book
Featured recipe of the week:
And a few you might have missed:
Featured track of the week:
One of my old tracks I've been threatening to share
Featured YouTube Channel of the week:
Chefreactions vs. Dr. Food
DECEMBER'S FABULOUS FRIEND
This month's Fabulous Friend is George, one of my few readers on bluesky that I got to meet in real life. He was also my co-host on 1PMChat at the other place, where he ran a successful though often chaotic quiz every Thursday for a number of years.
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 just relaunched on bluesky. Kitty starts you off with a track with 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 favourite choices from bluesky
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.