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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Lioness Attacking the Salisbury Mail Coach: an Update

Lioness Attacking the Salisbury Mail Coach: an Update

I have written before in this blog about the lion attack on the Salisbury mail coach in 1816. For those of you who missed it, this is the story. In The Devil’s Coachman, the first of the inventor’s two tales, there is an account of how a lioness attacked the Salisbury mail coach at what was then called the Winterslow Hut (until recently The Pheasant). […]

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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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