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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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