Victorian stories, books, poems, and more

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Poem / Poetry

September 08, 2019

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The The Imaginarium House

This is an old poem I wrote a while back and I decided to edit it and upload it. I have been exploring some murder-suicides in my family's history and so this old poem I wrote came to mind. A respectable and well-to-do British gentleman Mr. Bell is murdered by… Read More

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"Ha! This was brilliant, L.E. Excellent rhyming and a wonderfully told tale!" Read More

A quaint Victorian tale about family togetherness, and drunkardly behaviour. Special thanks must go out to my girlfriend, Annabelle Wells, who shared a post on Facebook, which provided the inspiration and source material for the Victorian slang terms in this piece. Thank you, sweetheart. I love you. Explanations of the… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Takes place in 1888 London, written in a form of diary entries. While Jack the Ripper terrorizes White Chapel , a series of strange events and omens interrupt the daily lives of several people. Read More
Two couples. One love potion. And a whole lot of mayhem. Henry Stoepel, Earl of Saalfeld has loved Lady May Cottrell since they were children. He’s proposed three times. She hasn’t said no, but she hasn’t said yes. He decides to give it one more try at his friend’s Christmas… Read More
Can a tender man whose passion is to take pictures reach the heart of a woman who hides her face from him and all others? Bridget Hall takes a much-needed job at the Brody Hotel as a laundress after being rejected as a mail order bride. She loves the people… Read More
He's a duke in need of a wife. She was thrown back in time until the next full moon. Will his secret push her away? Cora Rey wanted a fresh start in life, but being thrown back in time to 1850 isn’t how she expected to do that. She discovers… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Reader's Favorite Review: “...a captivating mixture of adventure, murder, lust, and romance.” “...a fascinating story, set against a background that is realistic...” “...historically accurate events are cleverly intermingled with fiction.” “...merits its five stars.” 1872. When virginal Jenny Crispin is dumped at the altar by a chauvinistic cad, she does… Read More
In Victorian London, hidden amidst the cloying fog of the city, two old friends share an evening together Read More

Book / Fantasy

August 25, 2018

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Comments: 47

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The The Imaginarium House

Just suppose Queen Victoria abdicated? Just suppose her only child, a daughter also named Victoria, came to the British throne. Would she settle into the task? Would she have to resign from the British Secret Service? That's right Queen Victoria the Second works for British Intelligence as a spy… Read More

Book / Fantasy

August 04, 2018

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The Booksie Classic House

A young boy is offered a mysterious ancient book from a stranger, he takes it to his older brother who insists it's fake and hides it for it to not be found for years to come. Many years later as the older brother reaches adulthood;a complex and menacing situation… Read More

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The The Imaginarium House

Some song lyrics I wrote one day, just for a laugh. I don't have any musical talent so it's not much of a song at this stage :-) Read More
An independent woman in a matriarchal world. A town lost in a parallel universe. My name is Clara Clarke and I’m a paranormal investigator in Londinium. Mother abandoned me as a child and the only memory I got from her is her books. They kept… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Clack! Clack! Clack! The pick strikes time after time, rendering stone to rubble. Annette paces the floorboards nervously, as her husband works through day and night, deep in the cellar below. This house in the country was to be their adventure together, but what Malcolm has found in the… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

A Victorian harlot must make the difficult step to leave her baby in a house for unwanted children. Read More
In late December of 1854, a swarm of kidnappings sweep the streets of England. It takes the children of some the most powerful families in Europe. Let the game of cat and mouse begin! (I've always been bad at blurbs.) Read More
Amelia Ecclestone is a private detective in Victorian London. In this story The Honourable Sebastian Dudley has proposed marriage to an Actress and given her a family heirloom, when he is already engaged. Amelia helps rescue him from his folly. Read More

Book / Fantasy

November 07, 2017

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The Booksie Classic House

Trying to outrun the aftermath of the Great Famine, seventeen year old Ashling believes her family's only chance for survival is with one less mouth to feed. On the run, Ashling discovers her ability to control the element Air. Her choice to leave Ireland saves her life,… Read More
A small extract from a short story I am currently working on. I have not come up with a definite title as of yet. It should be completed soon, however, i am writing on and off. PLeas let me know what you thought of it and I Hope you… Read More
One of the greatest stories ever told by in my opinion the greatest writer of all time. I have taken my all time favourite story and re written it my way, hope you enjoy it x Read More
glance into an alternate past as the story unfolds into a not so typcial murder mystery in victorian england Read More
The Clockmaster is a mysterious figure who takes care of the clock tower, and builds the atches everyone in the Great City so cherishes. No one has ever seen his face, and the only ones that go in and out of the tower are him and his apprentice. Rumors fly… Read More
A chapter from my upcoming Novel "The Clockmaster", a continuation of my short story "Sky the Clockmaster" Weeks after the attempted murder of the Clockmaster, Kara the inventor is in turmoil. She still cannot believe the mild mannered man she grew up with did the things he did. Blaming herself… Read More
This article details the history of Gaumont cinemas from the Victorian era through to the 1990s. It charts their highs and lows, from cinema being the 'in thing' and the emergence of colour, through to their decline following the second world war and the emergence of the new up and… Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

I can just imagine this to be sung by my ancestors on a sunny afternoon outdoors, with their school bags thrown onto the floor. Read More
It is complex, confusing, intriguing, all that goes through the minds of two people bound together by just one dance. Set in a Gregorian mansion setting, a young man and woman experience fate in-time. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Annabelle finds work as a maid for the Duke and Duchess of Middlebrook. She keeps her head down and goes about her business. But the Duke is an intelligent man and notices Annabelle’s potential. However, his relationship with Annabelle causes tension with the Duchess. Are the Duke’s feeling pure, or… Read More
When a string of murders ravages Victorian London, two detectives play a game of cat and mouse against the source of the murders: a respected doctor and a century old vampire. The doctor's quest to extend human life goes awry and cholera patients are turned into ravenous ghouls. He relies… Read More
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