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Behind the Pseudonym

The infographic below, created for Jonkers Rare Books, explores the nom de plume of some favorite authors. Who knew that the pop cultural phenom Brynjolf Bjarme was actually Henrik Ibsen?


Tomalin, Dickens and writing the past

When I was 9, I got as a Christmas present two books; David Copperfield and Great Expectations.  This was because I kept watching Oliver… 688 more words

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A Christmas Carol

Taking some liberties with the letter X and using the book A Christmas (Xmas) Carol for the letter X in the A to Z challenge. There are some letters that are very difficult to blog about, Q, X & Z being the chief ones for me. 485 more words

A To Z Blogging Challenge

Dancing With Mister D. (3 stories)

Charles the Boy

(The blacking factory on the left at Hungerford stairs – near present day Charing Cross station)

It was a blue-cold winter’s day and another poor soul was lying dead at the bottom of the Hungerford Stairs. 4,366 more words


Great Expectations

It’s been over six months since I last read a novel by Charles Dickens (I’m not counting A Christmas Carol, that was only a short story!) because as much as I enjoyed it, … 1,270 more words

Book Review

“What greater gift than the love of a cat.” -Charles Dickens

Cats – the world’s most popular pet.

You must know a few interesting facts about cats. Some facts have the purpose to raise awareness in order to make a better world for the four-legged felines. 719 more words

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