The Night Circus

In 1873 a package was delivered to a magician. A package that was, in fact, his daughter. The child’s mother had killed herself, distraught at being abandoned by the magician, and yet he rarely even thought of the woman again. His daughter however, she provided a new opportunity to challenge an old not-quite-opponent. She would […]

Pegasus and the flame

Mythology and Reality collide! So the blurb on the back of this book tell me. The mythical winged stallion Pegasus crash lands on a rooftop in modern day New York, fleeing a battle which has destroyed much of Olympus. Emily, a teenager living on the top floor of that building hide him, bringing him food […]

Victorian sex factoids

Victorian sex factoids: Something that becomes accepted as a fact, although it is not (or may not be) true; spec. an assumption or speculation reported and repeated so often that it is popularly considered true; a simulated or imagined fact from Victorian sex factoids, & via Metafiler, of course!

There is no dog

Imagine that God was a teenage boy, and a spoiled, sulky, sex-crazed one at that. One who became god because his mother won the job gambling. Now imagine that every time he falls in love, lust might be a better word though, the weather goes insane and it usually ends with disaster and death for […]

Blackout

Set in the same ‘verse as Doomsday Book and To say nothing of the dog this is a book about historians. But not the sort of historian you or I might be familiar with, but one who actually travels through time and investigates the past in person. Mr Dunworthy’s time travel department in Oxford is […]