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The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man

The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man

Mark Hodder

Size: ↑ 129 mm416 PagesISBN: 9781906727994
Publication: September 1, 2011Series: Burton & Swinburne 2

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What if Time presented Charles Darwin with a different set of opportunities? What if he became a super-criminal? Florence Nightingale a rogue surgeon? Isambard Kingdom Brunel a living corpse in a massive mechanized steam-driven body? It is 1861, and Albertian Britain is in the grip of conflicting forces. Engineers transform the landscape with bigger, faster, noisier and dirtier technological wonders; Eugenicists develop specialist animals to provide unpaid labour; Libertines oppose restrictive and unjust laws and flood the country with propaganda demanding a society based on beauty and creativity; while The Rakes push the boundaries of human behaviour to the limits with magic, sexuality, drugs and anarchy. Returning from his failed expedition to find the source of the Nile, explorer, linguist, scholar and swordsman Sir Richard Francis Burton finds himself sucked into the perilous depths of this moral and ethical vacuum when the Prime Minister, Lord Palmerston, employs him as King's Spy.

Mark Hodder is a full-time novelist who lives in Spain. He has worked as an illustrator, a radio scriptwriter, a BBC web producer and journalist and a few other things before finally deciding to be a novelist.


Format: Trade paperback

Size: ↑ 129 mm

416 Pages

ISBN: 9781906727994

Publication: September 1, 2011

Series: Burton & Swinburne 2

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