1974, American hardcover edition, Harper & Row, NY, 185 pages. Black and white photos / drawings throughout. Here is a study of England in 1857, a time and place of some very odd folks, such as: Lewis Carroll, Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Queen Victoria herself (who was indeed a trifle strange). It was also the moment when a newborn wombat appeared at the Regent's Park Zoo. A fascinating celebrated work, beautifully written.