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Christopher Fowler
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It wasn't until I started researching magic (with or without the 'k') in London for 'Bryant & May: The Lonely Hour' (2019) that I realised how central to the world of magic is London. The main problem is that real tangible evidence about magic is highly elusive and often unconvincing - but there's no denying that its practitioners were largely associated with London, from Merlin to Judge Dee and…
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Christopher Fowler
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That's a phrase that will mean more than the sum of its words for Londoners of a certain age. Mike Carrington points out that Viktor Wynd's Last Tuesday Society now has its own shop of grotesque curiosities in Hackney (parts of which are a grotesque curiosity in themselves). So if you have urgent need of purchasing a Victorian surgical saw, a cutaway model of an eyeball, giant fungi or bison's…
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Christopher Fowler
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You know how it is - you're out shopping, you need to find a two-headed teddy bear, a shrunken head or a stuffed raven. Obviously the place to head for is Viktor Wynd's Little Shop Of Horrors at 11, Mare Street E8, a recommendation from my dear friend Graham Humphries. Get there before it becomes a Starbucks, join its club The Last Tuesday Society (you'll notice that's the one day it's not open…
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