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Book review: What the Dickens?! by Bryan Kozlowksi

Last year, as you may recall, I read the complete works of William Shakespeare. It was an immensely rewarding project, to be sure, but I can’t lie: When I finished, I was really excited to read something else for a change. 667 more words

Quote of the day, Feb. 19

Charles Dickens, from Nicholas Nickleby

“There once lived in a sequestered part of the county of Devonshire, one Mr. Godfrey Nickleby, a worthy gentleman, who taking it into his head rather late in life that he must get married, and not being young enough or rich enough to aspire to the hand of a lady of fortune, had wedded an old flame out of mere attachment, who in her turn had taken him for the same reason: thus two people who cannot afford to play cards for money, sometimes sit down to a quiet game for love.”

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Medway council looking for actors to take part in a battle of Medway film

Can you act? Do you want be part of our local history?!!
Medway Council are looking for actors to take part in an exciting film project telling the story of the Battle of Medway – a 17th century conflict between the English and Dutch navies. 182 more words

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High Court of Chicanery: A Review of Bleak House, by Charles Dickens

After surviving Bleak House I am a Charles Dickens hold out.

You can’t say I didn’t try. Every day for two weeks, between 12:30 and 2 pm I watched over a room of sleeping 3-year-olds and with nothing else to pass the time I slogged my way through this 900-paged behemoth. 2,295 more words

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Broadstairs on Sea

On the first Friday of February after leaving St Edward’s Presbytery and dropping my sister off at Ramsgate Station I headed to the little seaside resort of Broadstairs. 192 more words

Historic Houses

Random acts of kindness - Monica Dickens' fiction reflected her dedication to helping others

It is random acts of kindness day, and as the news continues to reveal a pretty turbulent world, it feels especially relevant this year. Sometimes it’s good to stop, take a breath, and think about the little things you can do to positively impact those around you. 453 more words

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Review: The Signalman

I first read The Signalman by Charles Dickens in 2010 for my English class at school. I instantly fell in love with the gothic tropes of ghosts and dark tunnels. 263 more words

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