Olivia Twist released on March 6th 2018
Olivia Brownlow is no damsel in distress. Born in a workhouse and raised as a boy among thieving London street gangs, she is as tough and cunning as they come. 834 more words
Famous for its mentions by Charles Dickens, Jacob’s Island – located in Bermondsey – was not actually a true island.
It was a small parcel of land formed into an “island” thanks to its location in a loop of the Neckinger River and, on the south side of the loop, a man-made ditch which was used as a mill run for Bermondsey Abbey. 336 more words
This is the third time I’ve read Oliver Twist and this time I found it unbearably violent. Maybe I’m getting old. There’s brutality at every turn: the conditions of the workhouse and the portrayal of physical and mental torture of its inmates is famously depicted in adaptations but what about the death of the Bayton paupers who Sowerberry and Oliver visit? 3,160 more words
Welcome to the second review in Marisa’s Book Corner. I like to upload book reviews of books I’ve either been reading that I’ve bought, got from the library, or received for review. 1,108 more words