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Capital

‘There are a few things we need to eliminate,’ the doctor said. ‘A brain tumour is the first of...

On Love

The telephone becomes an instrument of torture int he demonic hands of a beloved who doesn’t...

On Love

One mid-morning in early December, with no thought of love or stories, I was sitting in the...

Scoop

That evening, sometime after the advertised hour, Mr. Salter alighted at Boot Magna Halt. An hour...

Scoop

After an early luncheon, William went to say goodbye to his grandmother. She looked at him with...

The Surgeon Of Crowthorne

Lambeth belonged administratively, at least until 1888, to the county of Surrey – meaning that the relatively strict laws that applied to the capital’s citizens did not apply to anyone who ventured, via one of the new bridges like Waterloo, Blackfriars, Westminster or Hungerford, into the wen of Lambeth. The village thus became fast known as a site of revelry and abandon, a place where public houses and brothels and lewd theatres abounded, and where a man could find entertainment of all kinds – and disease of all varieties – for no more than a handful of pennies.

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