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Use Authors Alive to help you create your own Victorian story. Use its unique collection of original images (from Newcastle University Special Collections and Tyne and Wear Archives) to inspire your own story, be it horror, adventure, fantasy or romance. 

Choose a character, anything from a smelly fisherman to a drunken rat. Put your character in a desperate situation, a public hanging or a daring rescue.  Choose a place for some action, an oyster bar or the toilet.  Finally pick your object, a murderer's socks or some killer false teeth and let your imagination run wild!

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Relevant subjects Type of activity Suitable audiences
  • History
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Resources
  • Y 4
  • Y 5
  • Y 6
  • Y 7
  • Y 8