Sorry this has taken so long to get posted! A, things have been busy, and B, I wanted to give the PSA some space to be noticed first.
Anyway, below you can see where you can find the book I reviewed in Episode 20 - Lazare: Gaston Leroux’s Continued Investigation Concerning The Phantom Of The Opera, as well as sources for some of the historical background that I talked about to set the novel in context. And as I said in the episode, I highly recommend folks check the book out as it really is excellent!
First of all, then, you can find it from the author’s website. https://ketorwood.com
Plus, of course, you can also find it on the Kindle store! Searching for the title or the author, K. E. Torwood, should find it. I’d put a link, but of course, which Kindle store depends on your location! But I know I’ve seen it on the Canadian store, and I think it should be available in the U.S. and U.K. too. I hope so!
In addition, you can follow the author on Twitter at @KETorwood.
And because Lazare is a Queer sequel to the Leroux novel, here’s some information about the history of LGBTQIA+ rights in France. Really interesting! I learned some stuff I didn’t know there!
Also, because the Franco-Prussian war plays such an important role as backdrop in the novel, here’s some background information on that, too. Again really interesting, especially the long-term social and political effects of the war!
Finally, and again because it plays such an important role in the novel, here’s some information on the “Dreyfus Affair” that rocked France from 1896 through 1906. And as you’ll read, it continued to have huge social and political ripple-effects for decades after that in France and beyond!