A Very Unusual Pursuit: City of Orphans, Book One by Catherine Jinks & Julius and the Watchmaker by Tim Hehir

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June 2013, no. 352
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A Very Unusual Pursuit: City of Orphans, Book One

by Catherine Jinks

Allen & Unwin, $14.99 pb, 324 pp, 9781743313060

Book Cover 2 Small

Julius and the Watchmaker

by Tim Hehir

Text Publishing, $19.95 pb, 384 pp, 9781922079732

A Very Unusual Pursuit: City of Orphans, Book One by Catherine Jinks & Julius and the Watchmaker by Tim Hehir

Reviewed by
June 2013, no. 352

The Victorian era has gripped the collective imagination of speculative fiction writers in much the same way the medieval period influenced our forebears. The nineteenth century gave us the Penny Dreadful, Dracula, and Frankenstein, and the melding in fiction of fantasy and reality, superstition and science. A spike in child labour was followed by its marked decline as society began associating childhood with innocence.

Bogling

A Very Unusual Pursuit: City of Orphans, Book One

by Catherine Jinks

Allen & Unwin, $14.99 pb, 324 pp, 9781743313060

Book Cover 2 Small

Julius and the Watchmaker

by Tim Hehir

Text Publishing, $19.95 pb, 384 pp, 9781922079732

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