The piratical eyes of the magnetic healer

Leamington is a quiet little spa town in Warwickshire near Stratford upon Avon. In the late 1880s it is not difficult to envisage how very Jane Austen it still must have been, with its Pump Room and all, though visitor numbers “taking the waters” had declined drastically.

Nearby big city newspaper the Birmingham Post really loved this yarn it could publish at the town’s expense when it came across a newspaper report  from America of domestic disharmony.

Hard to believe, Jealous Leamingtonians, wife swapping, pistols on the stoup, and private “magnetic” sessions in a wife’s bedroom from a chap who was not her husband.

You are already as shocked as the good folk of Leamington must have been in 1888.



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