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The London Satyr

(2011)
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It is the summer of 1891 and London is simmering under an oppressive heatwave. The air is thick with tension and sexual repression. But another wave is about to rock the capital - one of morality - as Oliver Wheeler and the puritans of his London Vigilance Committee seek out perversion and aberrant behaviour in all its forms. Charles Webster, an impoverished photographer working for famed actor-manager Henry Irving at the Lyceum Theatre, has been sucked into a shadowy demi-monde which exists beneath the surface of civilized society. It is a world of pornographers and prostitutes, corralled under the sinister leadership of master photographer and manipulator Marlow, to whom Webster illicitly provides theatrical costumes for pornographic shoots. But knowledge of this enterprise has somehow reached the Lyceum's upright theatre manager, Bram Stoker, who suspects Webster's involvement. As the net appears to tighten around Marlow and his cohorts, a member of the aristocracy is accused of killing a child prostitute, and public outrage sweeps the capital. It is the worst possible time for Webster's wife to announce she is to become a professional medium..." The London Satyr" is a brilliant summoning of the last decade of Victorian England. At a time when public morality has never been more extreme nor superstition more prevalent, below the surface swirls a fetid and ever-quickening current of perversity and exploitation...

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Hardback Editions

March 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: The London Satyr
Author(s): Robert Edric
ISBN: 0-85752-000-8 / 978-0-85752-000-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The London Satyr
Author(s): Robert Edric
ISBN: 0-552-77708-0 / 978-0-552-77708-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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May 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The London Satyr
Author(s): Robert Edric
ISBN: 0-85752-001-6 / 978-0-85752-001-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The London Satyr
Author(s): Robert Edric
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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