about strangely english

purveyors of gentleman’s artisan tat & tittle tattle, makers & fablers of the strange but deliciously damaged & sometimes crooked in more ways than one, we are strange & english with some eccentricity. due to plague & pestilence throughout the lands our store opening has been delayed & procurement of our goods will be mail …

Squalor

“The shabbiness of these attendants upon shabbiness, the poverty of these insolvent waiters upon insolvency, was a sight to see. Such threadbare coats and trousers, such fusty gowns and shawls, such squashed hats and bonnets, such boots and shoes, such umbrellas and walking-sticks, never were seen in Rag Fair. All of them wore the cast-off …