Well, there’s a hook for a Victorian steampunk novel set in Birmingham, if ever I heard one. Up for auction in May is one of the finest works of a Birmingham maker of Victorian spy camera s, Lancaster & Son (1835-1939). The ‘Lancaster Ladies Watch Camera’ can be yours for a shade over £15,000, if you can haul your steam-chariot out of the shed and chug down to Solihull. They also made the ‘Rover Detective Camera’, one of a range meant for secret photography.