Legini Press
Legini Press © 2000 - 2019
This feast of Victorian frivolity was written by 25 - year-old stockbroker George Webb Medley, holidaying with his sister Amelia in the summer of 1851. He masquerades alternatively as the positive and enthusiastic Mr Sugar Face, determined to ‘smile at little annoyances and to make himself as agreeable as possible’ and the negative and pessimistic Mr Gastric Juice, who is ‘pleased with nobody and nothing’ and believes ‘society is one big humbug’. Follow their adventures by train to Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth and Devonport; Totnes and Dartmouth; Torquay and Teignmouth; Sidmouth, Lyme and Charmouth; Southampton and the Isle of Wight; with an improbable finale badger-baiting in Bagshot! Nigel Webb, a descendant of Amelia Medley, has edited the diary, and provides an entertaining commentary, complementing the diary entries with explanation, information and quotations from other contemporary sources. The original diary is generously illustrated with contemporary prints which have been reproduced in the text. Eighty-four pages, A4, extensively illustrated with contemporary prints and paintings, some in colour. Free Download as a pdf
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Legini Press
Legini Press © 2000 - 2019
This feast of Victorian frivolity was written by 25-year- old stockbroker George Webb Medley, holidaying with his sister Amelia in the summer of 1851. He masquerades alternatively as the positive and enthusiastic Mr Sugar Face, determined to ‘smile at little annoyances and to make himself as agreeable as possible’ and the negative and pessimistic Mr Gastric Juice, who is ‘pleased with nobody and nothing’ and believes ‘society is one big humbug’. Follow their adventures by train to Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth and Devonport; Totnes and Dartmouth; Torquay and Teignmouth; Sidmouth, Lyme and Charmouth; Southampton and the Isle of Wight; with an improbable finale badger-baiting in Bagshot!. Nigel Webb, a descendant of Amelia Medley, has edited the diary, and provides an entertaining commentary, complementing the diary entries with explanation, information and quotations from other contemporary sources. The original diary is generously illustrated with contemporary prints which have been reproduced in the text. Eighty-four pages, A4, extensively illustrated with contemporary prints and paintings, some in colour. Free Download as a pdf
TThhee JJoouurrnnaallss  ooff MMrr SSuuggaarr FFaaccee aanndd MMrr GGaassttrriicc JJuuiiccee  wwrriitttteenn bbyy tthheemm dduurriinngg aa jjoouurrnneeyy ttoo tthhee SSoouutthh CCooaasstt ooff EEnnggllaanndd iinn 11885511 ttooggeetthheerr wwiitthh rreeccoolllleeccttiioonnss ooff NNoorrtthh WWaalleess,, 11885500 GGeeoorrggee WWeebbbb MMeeddlleeyy ((11882266--9988)) aalliiaass SSuuggaarr FFaaccee aanndd GGaassttrriicc JJuuiiccee  EEddiitteedd aanndd aannnnoottaatteedd bbyy NNiiggeell WWeebbbb