In the next Bryant & May novel, ‘Bryant & May On The Loose’, a stag-man is seen marauding about King’s Cross. Now, deer and stags have a long history in this part of North London because Pagan temples around here were connected with Diana the huntress.
While I was researching the book, my investigations in the area took on a weird assonance; the local pub, the Charles I, is lined with deer skulls – not a common thing for a central London boozer. Then there are buildings like these all over the area. This one’s from 1900, on Britannia Street.
And this one’s from 2009, on Wharfdale Road. Is someone simply doing their research thoroughly, or are unconscious connections being made?