Thursday, May 23, 2024

Crossover Cover: Enter Sir Robert


A resemblance is noted between Mr. Scratcherd’s studio and Mr. Krook’s Rag and Bottle Warehouse near Lincoln’s Inn. There is also a reference to “those depressed hangers-on of titled families, like the Bonds’ old cousin the Honorable Juliana Starter, youngest of old Lord Mickleham’s eighteen children and formerly Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Louisa Christina, daughter of Prince Louis of Cobalt and one of the Hatz-Reinigens; or, to compare small things with great, Miss Volumnia Dedlock: only neither of these ladies had families to complicate their lives, not being married.” Sir Robert Graham belonged to a Dining Society at Oxford that also included “that young Lord Lundy who became Governor of New South Wales later.” Like Thirkell's other novels, this book is set in the titular locale of Anthony Trollope's The Chronicles of Barsetshire. Mr. Krook and Volumnia Dedlock are from Charles Dickens’ Bleak House. Dickens’ novel is also mentioned as a real book here, but we can assume it’s based on a true story, particularly since Thirkell has crossover references to it in some of her other novels. Lord Mickleham is from Anthony Hope’s The Dolly Dialogues. Lord Lundy is the title character of a poem in Hillaire Belloc’s Cautionary Tales for Children.

This crossover is one of over a thousand included in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, coming this summer from Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2

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