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The ‘gloomy sky’ and the ‘ruddy glow’ of Dickens’ London

“It was a Sunday evening in London, gloomy, close and stale… Nothing to see but streets, streets, streets. Nothing to breathe but streets, streets, streets.” A  ‘Dickensian’ world has become a figure of speech, evoking grim workhouses and haunted graveyards, frosty … Continue reading

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What the Dickens!

Charles Dickens’ seasonal novella ‘A Christmas Carol’ is a perennial Christmas favourite which has not been out of print since it was first published on 19th December 1843 by Chapman and Hall of London with four illustrations by John Leech … Continue reading

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Dickens 2012

“Next to Christmas Day, the most pleasant annual epoch in existence is the advent of the New Year”  – just one of the quotes from Charles Dickens featured in ‘Through the year with Dickens’ published at the beginning of the last … Continue reading

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