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EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it 3 years ago
The 1920s are famous as the golden age of jazz and glamour, but it was also an era of fevered yearning for communion with the spirit world, after the loss of tens of millions in the First World War and the Spanish-flu epidemic. A desperate search for reunion with dead loved ones precipitated a tidal...
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 4 years ago
The 1920s were a fascinating time but below the extravagant surface there was still a lot of sorrow and grievance from amongst other things the first world war and the Spanish flu pandemic. Even though I hadn't heard of it before, I find it not surprising that in this particular atmosphere Spiritual...
debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it 4 years ago
3.5 stars #TheWitchofLimeStreet @CrownPublishing David JaherWow, who would have thought Houdini would have had time to practice all of his tricks with all the time he was spending trying to show that Margery was not a medium?I had never heard about any of this. That there was a contest set up by a ...
Reflections
Reflections rated it 4 years ago
While the 1920’s are well known for flappers, jazz, and speakeasies, I wasn’t as aware that séances were so popular in both America and Europe, but it makes sense. Lots of people had lost loved ones to the double tragedies of WWI and the worldwide flu epidemic that followed, and modern spoken-word ...
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