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Charles Dickens - The Royal Charter

For anyone who has read my book, The Charter, or simply has an interest in shipwrecks, you might find this fascinating. I knew Charles Dickens had written a chapter of his book ‘The Uncommercial Traveller’ after visiting the wreck site, but I’ve not read it in full until today. 39 more words

The Charter

Nicknames Friendship Again (David Copperfield Ch. 31)

‘Good Night!’ said I, ‘My dear Steerforth!  I shall be gone before you wake in the morning.  Good night!

He was unwilling to let me go; and stood, holding me out, with a hand on each of my shoulders as he had done in my own room.

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All Hallows Week: The Ghosts of Wartimes Past

The pumpkin sits, uncarved, on the front steps, and the massive bowl of Halloween candy sits undisturbed near the door–so, surely, it’s too early in the season to invoke Charles Dickens and… 849 more words


Bleak House by Charles Dickens

I always appreciated his contribution and influence rather than read him. He’s a fluid, verbose writer like a lot of the Victorian writers.  There’s a rich thickness of language here. 77 more words

Uncertain Measures by Aidan Semmens (Shearsman), What The Ground Holds by Rosie Jackson (Poetry Salzburg)

In the fifth issue of Perfect Bound (1978), the Cambridge journal that Aidan Semmens edited with Peter Robinson, I find the following lines of a prose poem; 816 more words


"Dearest lover, ....." - Two Days to Departure

Friday, Oct. 30, 1942

This letter was written today so it would be waiting for my mother on her first day back East after boarding the train on Sunday. 296 more words

World War II

Wilkie Collins: Master of Mystery

Dear Wilkie Collins,

This may come as a shock, but I don’t want to fight with you. No, I want to fight for you. While critics remember you for your two best novels… 1,248 more words

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