The Trickster Prince

Matt Houlbrook: mobile historian; beard growing, head shaving; occasional cycling.

Legitimate speculations or improper fantasies: where do you draw the line?

  This sketch by L. Penn Bird was one of the illustrations that accompanied Netley Lucas’s short story “Vanity’s Consequence,” published in the popular Sovereign magazine in October 1925. It … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 9 Comments

Madame Murder of Monte Carlo

  Just when I start to think that the research is done, Netley manages to come up with yet another surprise. This is from “Mr Netley Lucas,” Yorkshire Post, 3 … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · Leave a comment