WHO ARE THE FRIENDS OF COUNT MAGNUS?
Paul M Chapman
Paul Chapman studied History at Lancaster University and is more at home in the 19th century than the 21st. His Victorianism led him inexorably towards Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, about both of whom he has written widely, including time as a staff writer on Sherlock magazine. As an unrepentant Goth, Paul is also drawn to the darker side of Victorian culture, and is the author of Birth of a Legend: Count Dracula, Bram Stoker and Whitby. His musings about M.R. James have appeared in various publications, most recently Ghosts & Scholars, in which he has forwarded a new (and fittingly baroque) candidate as the ‘real’ Karswell.
Bibliophile, Sherlockian, and Secretary of the Scandalous Bohemians Sherlock Holmes group. 40s swing-jiver (in a former life!) and collector of all things Victorian and vintage (including my other half!). Wide-ranging reading interests (specialising in ACD & Holmes, Simenon’s Maigret, Charlotte Bronte, Samuel Pepys, Daphne Du Maurier and all things Cornish … and beautiful late 19th/early 20th century bindings). A relative newcomer to the Jamesian world – The Mezzotint being a personal favourite.
Dr Mark Jones is a writer, devotee of Victorian and Edwardian fiction, a cult TV and film aficionado and a lapsed historian – not necessarily in that order. He has written on topics as diverse as the British antislavery movement, the Great Hiatus of the James Bond movie franchise, drug use and distribution in Sherlock Holmes, the works of Philip Pullman and the low self-esteem of the Third Doctor Who.
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