London Life

Here are 322 letters and 32 short stories, most of which are signed "Wallace Stort", once published in the magazine "London Life" between 1924 and 1941.

The letters almost always involved testimonies from usualy young and nice looking women who are amputees, or otherwise "crippled", in general quite happy with their condition of being "limbless", or from men who have been involved with such women. Many letters are recommendations and advises from fellow amputee women, about the wear of prosthesis or fashion for the disabled woman. Whether those testimonies are real or fake is left to the appreciation of the reader, but are nevertheless always pleasantly old-fashioned to read.

The short stories, most of them signed by Wallace Stort, are very likely to be fictions, but the author explains that they are based on true stories, that he lived personally. Whatever, they are delicious to read for the admirer of beautyful "Monopede", as they called them back in the 30's.

To know more about London Life's letters and short stories, read this article on the OverGround wbesite.

Many thanks to the anonymous friend who preserved all those issues of London Life, scanned and OCRed the articles (or retyped them?), for us to be able to enjoy those marvelous stories. OverGround would be pleased to hear from this person. If one of our readers happens to have the original, we would pleased to get in touch: contact@overground.be

London Life's Letters and Short Stories by Year
1924 [3] 1925 [1] 1926 [4] 1927 [1] 1928 [18] 1929 [10]
1930 [5] 1931 [22] 1932 [14] 1933 [23] 1934 [13] 1935 [37]
1936 [22] 1937 [28] 1938 [29] 1939 [33] 1940 [64] 1941 [27]

Wallace Stort Short Stories
DateTitle
August 28, 1926The Scarlet Slipper
September 25, 1926Famous Though Limbless
July 30, 1927The Tattooed Butterfly
August 4, 1928At "The Moignon d'Or"
October 27, 1928The Fascination Of The One-Legged Girl
December 8, 1928Dr. Nicholas
Februari 16, 1929Limbless People I Have Met [part I]
Februari 23, 1929Limbless People I Have Met [part II]
August 31, 1929The Strange Quest Of Anthony Drew [part I]
December 21, 1929The Strange Quest Of Anthony Drew [part II]
July 26, 1930The Confessions Of A One-Legged Bride
July 25, 1931The Strange Quest Of Anthony Drew [part III]
November 28, 1931The Strange Quest Of Anthony Drew [part IV]
December 31, 1932The Strange Experiences Of A Lover [part I]
Januari 28, 1933The Strange Experiences Of A Lover [part II]
Februari 25, 1933The Strange Story Of The Courtship A Monopede
Marsh 25, 1933The Strange Experiences Of A Lover [part III]
April 29, 1933The Strange Experiences Of A Lover [part IV]
October 28, 1933The Strange Experiences Of A Lover [part V]
December 25, 1933The Strange Experiences Of A Lover [part VI]
April 28, 1934The Strange Experiences Of A Lover [part VII]
October 29, 1938The Clue Of The Purple Heart [part I]
November 26, 1938The Clue Of The Purple Heart [part II]
December 31, 1938The Clue Of The Purple Heart [part III]
Januari 27, 1940Amazing Account Of A Limbless Beauty Show
Februari 24, 1940Confessions Of A Lover Of The Limbless [part I]
Marsh 30, 1940Confessions Of A Lover Of The Limbless [part II]