Wednesday, 29 June 2016

The London Satyr by Robert Edric + Giveaway

The London Satyr by Robert Edric
Published in March 2011

How I got this book:
Swapped for in a cafe book exchange

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The London Satyr is set in London in the oppressive summer of 1891. Our 'hero', Charles Webster is a photographer by trade, employed by the prestigious Lyceum Theatre to record all their costumes and sets. However, Webster has got himself a sideline in 'lending' these precious costumes out to a master pornographer, the feared Marlow. As Webster's wife attempts to reinvent herself as a spirtualist and medium, drawing as much attention to herself as she can, Webster is desperately trying to prevent both his employer and also the puritans of the London Vigilance Committee from discovering his lucrative secret.

I thought The London Satyr was pretty compelling and as an entertaining holiday read it certainly hits the mark. The atmosphere of Victorian London is vividly portrayed and the main protagonists are all rounded characters. I think the book is pretty accurate historically as well - certainly Bram Stoker was the manager of the Lyceum, home theatre to the great actor Henry Irving.

And now for the Giveaway!

I have a trio of my handmade crochet bookmarks to giveaway simply for answering the following question on this blog post. How easy is that?!

The Question:
Name another book set entirely or partly in London?

Comment your answer on this post before midnight (UK time) on the 6th of July to be in with a chance of winning. The winner can choose any three of the bookmarks available on this page of Handmade Bookish Gifts.

The Giveaway is open worldwide. Answers must be commented by midnight (UK time) on the 6th July and I will randomly pick a winner on the 7th. The winner will be notified by replying to their Comment so if you think you might miss this response please also include other contact info such as your blog URL, twitter name or FB page. If the winner does not respond within 7 days, they will forfeit the prize.

Good luck!

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  1. Beautiful book marks! I hope you are getting lots of entries. I recently read a steampunk book called The Sunken by S.C Green which was set in London with lots of inventors and religion turned on its head.

    1. I love a good steampunk book! Thanks for entering :-)

  2. A Tale of Two Cities, a classic! The bookmarks are so gorgeous by the way! I need a good bookmark to stop my books from becoming all dog-eared

    1. Thank you! I'm enjoying making different bookmark designs.
      And great book choice - thanks for entering :-)

    2. Hi Emma! Congrats on winning my bookmark trio!

      Please can you email your address and bookmark choices to Stephanieburton50 [at] gmail [dot] com
      You can see all the bookmarks available here:

  3. Such pretty bookmarks! A series I really like, The Clockwork Angel trilogy, takes place in London. It's such a fun setting :)

    1. The Cassandra Clare series, I've not read these yet.
      Thanks for entering :-)

  4. Clockwork angel trilogy! Those are beautiful bookmarks by the way!

    1. Another for Clockwork Angel! Better add the trilogy to my TBR list. Thanks for entering :-)

  5. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson!!!

    1. That does look an exciting book! Thanks for entering :-)

  6. Congrats to Emma Weber who is my giveaway winner for the bookmark trio!

    My new giveaway is for a copy of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and you can enter here. Good luck!