#TheWarlowExperiment by #AlixNathan

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#TheWarlowExperiment by #AlixNathan
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This intriguing novel is based on a true event. Alix Nathan, the author, discovered a passage in an 18th century tome describing an experiment to be conducted by a Mr Powyss. Powyss would pay a person Β£50 per year to live in his sub-sub-cellars without any human contact.
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The novelization sees one John Warlow accept this challenge. He will live in a suite of luxurious rooms far beneath Powyss’ manor house for 7 years, and be paid a princely sum every year for the rest of his life. The only catch is that his sole human contact will occur via a dumbwaiter. His wife and children will be handsomely provided for.
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I found the book delightfully strange, and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I also enjoyed absorbing 18th century British history.
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