Stephen Lycett

Introducing Mr Blackwood

Mr Blackwood’s Fabularium is a new novel that paints a panorama of Victorian England through a set of charming short stories.  A great read for fans of Victoriana, steam engines, top hats, ghosts and bathing machines!

Available both in in paperback and e-book formats, it can be purchased either from Amazon or from this website. For further details of the book itself and to order, click here.

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Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook

The collapse of Thomas Cook and Sons seems a good opportunity to remember the founder of the company and the age of excursions which he helped initiate. When he founded the business in Leicestershire in 1841 it was for local visits only.  Package tours which included whole UK itineraries, including steamer travel, and trips abroad came later. A cabinet maker and Baptist preacher, he wanted […]

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Author Interview

I was recently interviewed on the American website nfreads.com. Follow the link: Interview With Author Stephen Lycett

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A History of Lost Sensations 4

A History of Lost Sensations 4

The painting is Life at the Seaside or Ramsgate Sands by W.P. Frith. By modern standards these seaside tourists of 1853 look horribly uncomfortable because they look horribly over-dressed. That it’s a hot is obvious from the number of parasols. But why, we ask ourselves, the bonnets and shawls, the bowlers and top hats, the neckties and the waistcoats? Why is no-one, apart from the […]

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