Posted on 20th September 2011

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Brixton reading group reads The London Satyr

The narrative threads of this novel – the loss of a favourite daughter, his wife’s newfound work as a spiritualist medium, his side line in the dark and nefarious world of pornography, nuanced domestic dynamics and the murder of a child are all interwoven to create a believable and credible story. A concise and involving read.”

Posted on 19th May 2011

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The London Satyr

“A fascinating portrait of the seamy underworld of London in 1891. Line by line Edric out-writes many better known novelists.” Fiction Uncovered Judges 2011 Synposis: It is the summer of 1891 and London is simmering under an oppressive heatwave. The air is thick with tension and sexual repression. But another wave is about to rock…

Posted on 27th April 2011

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The London Satyr

Historical fiction can be tricky. It’s not that they do things differently in the past, but that that difference always seems to be done the same way. Robert Edric’s The London Satyr is therefore invigorating for the tactful, almost pointed manner in which it sidesteps every genre cliché even as each seems to hover menacingly…