Cold Duty: Excerpts From the Diaries of a Gelusian Repairman

From the industrial hell of 19th century Manchester to the high government offices of London, this century-spanning story chronicles the least favorite son of Britain's most powerful family--a mechanical genius whose curiosity and determination changed the course of accident.

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About the Book

The British Museum and the Broadman Estate present the edited diaries of the man who single-handedly created the modern world…by accident.

In 1860s Manchester, young Jamie Broadman’s failure to impress his industrialist father condemned him to work in the stables–the perfect refuge for a man who dislikes politics, business, and the hustle-bustle of the factories.

But when his elder brother discovers Jamie’s mechanical genius, Jamie finds himself forcibly inducted into the family business, forever changing the Broadman Royal Materials Corporation, the Empire, and–when he stumbles on a ghastly royal secret behind a secret Mason’s door–the shape of world history.

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Series: Short Stories
Genre: Steampunk
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