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The Broom and its 'Other' uses.

    Not a mouse

 Shall disturb this hallowed house.

 I am sent with broom before

 To sweep the dust behind the door.

– William Shakespeare. (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

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Dickens' Bleak House Monthly Installments

The first monthly installment of Bleak House appeared in March 1852 and ended its run in September 1853. We have two copies of the novel with one in a custom made blue box. 30 more words

Rare Books

Recalled to Life

I probably first read Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities in high school. Then I taught it at least once during my six years of teaching. 582 more words

Roger E. Bruner

Wordsmitten Wednesday: March

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Bibliophile

Lending a hand: Rogue Riderhood's Artificial Respiration

David McAllister, Lecturer in Victorian Literature at Birkbeck and Course Director of its MA Victorian Studies, looks at Rogue Riderhood’s rescue from drowning.

When Rogue Riderhood’s wherry is cut in two this month we see the riverside community of Limehouse Hole swing rapidly into action. 1,570 more words

Charles Dickens

march days

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold; when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade. 6 more words

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