The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Google eBook)
London, 1861. Sir Richard Francis Burton - explorer, linguist, scholar, and swordsman; his reputation tarnished; his career in tatters; his former partner missing and probably dead. Algernon Charles Swinburne - unsuccessful poet and follower of de Sade, for whom pain is pleasure, and brandy is ruin! Their investigations lead them to one of the defining events of the age, and the terrifying possibility that the world they inhabit shouldn't exist at all!
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Schedim - LibraryThing
Disappointment! I like the premises and the voice of the author. I'm a bit cautious about the time-travel stuff, as I'm to sensitive to paradoxes to really enjoy them ... but the world building ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - charlottebabb - LibraryThing
I liked the story, and the many layers of steampunk. I am not all that familiar with the historical Burton and Swinburne, so it's possible I don't appreciate the changes as much as I might, but the ... Read full review