The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man

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Snowbooks Limited, 2011 - Alternative histories (Fiction) - 460 pages
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1862: 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.

"Sir Richard Francis Burton and poet Algernon Swinburne's investigation into a theft of black diamonds, ultimately embroiling them in the affairs of a dubious claimant, supposedly the heir of a cursed estate...is deliciously entertaining." -- Steampunk Scholar



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User Review  - dark_phoenix54 - LibraryThing

This is the second book in the alternate history/fantasy/steampunk series featuring Sir Richard Francis Burton and his sidekick, poet Algernon Swinburne. In the first book, a time traveler altered ... Read full review

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User Review  - marysneedle - LibraryThing

The second installment of the Burton & Swinburne series was action packed and had plots within plots. In other words I never got bored with it. I especially liked Mark Hodder's steampunk version of ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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.

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