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Amelia Edwards

(1831 - 1892)

Was it an Illusion? A Parson's Story

My first appointment was to a West of England district largely peopled with my personal friends and connections. I transferred to a new beat in the North and lived with a couple of small farmers...

38 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

The Four-Fifteen Express

The events which I am about to relate took place between nine and ten years ago. William Langford, Jonathan Jelf's cousin, invited him to spend Christmas week with them. Loquacious Mr. Dwerrihouse...

48 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

How the Third Floor Knew the Potteries

George Barnard helped me to pay for a little cheap schooling four nights a week, where I first saw Leah Payne. After I talked with George in the yard, he shook my hand off and stamped with his iron...

28 min read · Rating: G · Read story

A Story of Salome

Harcourt Blunt and Coventry Turnour travelled together to Athens, and then on to Venice. I had resolved to allow myself a month's sketching in Venice and its neighbourhood before turning my face...

40 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

A Service of Danger

FREDERICK GEORGE BYNG was welcomed by the Archduke Charles and Gustav von Lichtenstein, but the Archduke John wanted boldness and erred on the side of over-caution. The famous battle of Hohenlinden...

31 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

An Engineer's Story

Benjamin Hardy was apprenticed to a Birmingham iron-master and began a new life taking trial trips with the locomotives. Our landlady was the widow of a silver-worker, and had more lovers than she...

36 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

The Phantom Coach

A man becomes lost on a moor in heavy snow and is rescued by a strange, reclusive academic.

26 min read · Rating: G · Read story