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Dickens wishes!

As in, Dickens wishes he were alive today, and able to write without the constraints of Victorian censorship and attitudes. That is what Michael Faber has been able to do with ‘The Crimson Petal and the White’. 492 more words


Another Anniversary - Crash of a "Killer"

Whenever I get a spare moment,  I look through the pages of  This Day in Aviation in case there is something that catches my eye.  Today I saw an item about the crash of the second prototype DH.108 “Swallow” TG306,  which occurred 70 years ago today on 27 September 1946.   501 more words


Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens is a famous writer. When he wrote, he shocked the world around him. His books are now considered classics.

He was born on the 7th of February 1812 in Portsmouth. 1,359 more words

Eilidh Bush

He's no Charles Dickens, but...

…Victor Hugo is pretty great too.  I realized this in 2012, when Tom Hooper’s lavish film adaptation of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg’s musical Les Miserables  598 more words


Charles Dickens

I took her hand in mine, and we went out of the ruined place; and, as the morning mists had risen long ago when I first left the forge, so, the evening mists were rising now, and in all the broad expanse of tranquil light they showed to me, I saw no shadow of another parting from her. 11 more words


Fiction Imitating Life

A light, little romp today… a bleed over from a currently popular Facebook meme:  “Name three fictional characters with whom you identify.”  I pass this along here because someday my posterity may not know or remember me, but they will surely be able to find these three characters in literature to piece together a fairly accurate sketch of me. 183 more words

Marriage And Family

35. 'Hard Times' by Charles Dickens

I realized the other day that it has been several years since I read anything by Dickens. As a professed book lover, this slight needs to be remedied immediately. 540 more words