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Sarah Bilston: Breaking Up Families? America Looks Like a Dickens Novel

It’s 2018, but it sure feels like 1834.

 ‘Please sir, may I have some more?’ James Mahoney’s illustration for chapter one of Dickens’s ‘Adventures of Oliver Twist.’ (Image: Public domain) 891 more words

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Books from our youth and childhood (part 2)

In my previous post, I presented some of the books that I loved when I was young (and still do). Here are my next five picks. 664 more words


Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'm Glad I Didn't DNF

Happy Tuesday!! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is supposed to be about books we’re glad we didn’t DNF too quickly. 88 more words

Top Ten Tuesday

Book Review: ‘Olivia Twist’ by Lorie Langdon

I wanted to love Olivia Twist. The synapsis sounded right up my alley. A gender-bending variation on the Oliver Twist story. Plucky heroine in Victorian London disguising herself as a boy to save her orphan friends while falling in love with a familiar face from her past. 363 more words


Young Dickens' Holborn & Bloomsbury Walk

You start with Young Dickens before he made it big. You see where he had his first white collar job and hear all about the mischief he got up to when he was bored. 194 more words