Monthly Archives: February 2015

Radicalisation 1790s style (Part One)

This series of posts will chart Alan Calvert’s progress from humble provincial apprentice to revolutionary radical on a national stage. It’s quite a favourable account, showing how circumstances embittered an essentially decent man. His conversion was gradual, two steps forward … Continue reading

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A Doctor’s Resident Lunatic (Part Two)

In this resumed post, Eagle’s torment continues; he’s plagued by his demons and his appetites, and Marshall’s pet lunatic seems to know it. Two days passed quietly.  I spent them at my desk working, choosing cases that were easy, devoid … Continue reading

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A Doctor’s Resident Lunatic (Part One)

In this two-part fragment of Eagle’s backstory, the attorney makes the acquaintance of local doctor, Marshall Stables. Marshall’s sexuality disquiets Eagle but he has enough to contend with in the shape of Phil, the doctor’s lunatic lodger.       … Continue reading

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Sweetening the Patron

In this piece Eagle is frustrated by Sir Walter’s refusal to move against Calvert and his revolutionary radicals. He also doesn’t know where he personally stands: on the side of the rich or the poor. Probably both, and this is … Continue reading

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