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Write More or Less?

Almost everything in the market is mass produced in today. Even if it is a limited edition, often thousands are made and sold.

It is funny but iPhones (Apple products in general) try to create an illusion of exclusivity, in spite of being sold by the millions. 1,300 more words


Dombey and Son - Charles Dickens

If Charles Dickens had been alive in the 21st century I think he is unlikely to have been a novelist but would have been entranced by the possibilities of the screen. 673 more words


A Dickens of a Dud

There is something altogether fascinating about the Victorian era. It has come to be known as a time of refined sensibilities, straitlaced moralism and restrained romanticism as depicted in the works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Anthony Trollope and the Bronte sisters. 1,102 more words

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Book review: Charles Dickens - Great Expectations

Little Philip Pirrip, better known as Pip, is being brought up ”by hand” by his mean-spirited sister and her kindly blacksmith husband Joe, when a chance encounter with an escaped convict and an odd request by the tragically eccentric Miss Havisham change his life, investing it with ”great expectations” far beyond those of being an apprentice at Joe’s forge. 644 more words


A Naked Nutter and an Election

Stage 232, 19th November: Hoo St Werburgh to Kemsley

It was a cold, misty but thankfully dry start back on the Saxon Shore Way. For a change I found myself following a shoreline, even if was only the shore of the River Medway. 1,190 more words


Shakers; song lyrics, quotes and movie lines that shake my inner soul

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
― Charles Dickens

Have you ever felt struck by a song lyric, a script from a movie, a quote you read online etc.? 188 more words

Seinfeld Is Unfunny

The post’s title is the name of a trope[1], and while you may not know it by this handle, you have probably run into it. 1,201 more words