An opiate vista

A curious vista of 'tallow-coloured' images floating before an opium-steeped lord.

'Laudanum' was the name for various opium-based preparations and...

As ripe as …

Swelter is assailed by life-sapping loathing for Flay, who returns the compliment.  Their battle is astounding for its intensity and...

Sucking at stones

Swelter is one of the less attractive characters in Mervyn Peake's sprawling, crawling, mossy pile of forgotten granite, Gormenghast.  He...

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