The Canberra Times
Sunday, 3 December 2023

Why we need to fear zombies

By Jackie French
Updated April 24 2018 - 9:06pm, first published March 17 2017 - 5:06pm

Victorian fairies were gauzily clad prepubescent girls, combining sexual allure and innocence. A surprisingly large number of people, including Sir Conan Doyle, believed they existed. Two girls famously produced a hoax photograph that many claimed for decades afterwards was proof that fairies existed. Fairies were fascinating. They also embodied Victorians' secret sexual fears.

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