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Blasts from the Backburner: Muddy Waters

This is an idea for a noirish set of stories set in the high time of Bath as the cultural and social centre for Britain’s aristocracy  the 18th century. On a driving tour around the UK this spring my wife and I went to Bath and in the series of bus tours and visits we heard of the rough handed sedan-chairmen who were prevalent in taking the upper classes to the healing waters and social events of the City. It seemed to me that would be an excellent profession for a fixer private eye type – clearing up indiscretions, hiding secrets and recovering property in spa town.

My artistic skills aren’t up to much and the research involved is currently prohibitive to going ahead with the idea…but one day…


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