M'sieur Forcalquier

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M'sieur Forcalquier is the assistant to the engraver M'sieur Minervois in the London district known as Spitalfields. He helped with the engravings for Jonathan Strange's book The History and Practice of English Magic. He is a Frenchman, of rather repellent and emaciated appearance but of excellent breeding. Unfortunately, like M. Minervois, he is a little given to brandy and to opium-eating, and this leads both men into a very irregular course of life; but allowances must be made for the artistic temperament, as well as the peculiar strains of living in a part of London antipathetic to strangers[48].