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Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets
- By: Stephen Fry, John Woolf, Nick Baker
- Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
- Original Recording
On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society?
- By bridget Huolohan on 28-11-2018
It is repetitive and doesn't live up to Fry's usual standard of witty entertaining prose.