One thousand pieces in the Charles Dickens and His Novels
jigsaw puzzle. What a delight! Illustrated by Tony Hunt RI,
his whimsical caricatures, in the spirit of original Dickens
illustrators, keep you company the whole time–and I do
mean the whole long time! One little problem . . .
although you merrily pick out the FACES, and
there are 137 of them, (not counting soldiers and men
in boats!) that with 137 faces–what fun–there are twice
as many, or 274 shoes, boots, barefeet, socks and so forth
to go with them. Various pieces with feet:
Some have red and white striped socks and that’s
helpful. And, have you considered how many HANDS
there will be?
Still, I mustered on. Might as well since the candy (see
previous “Dickens puzzle” posts) was gone.
and here’s that part of the puzzle–
AND–here is the same scene by Hablôt Knight Browne
(‘Phiz’) from my “new” copy of Nicholas Nickleby:
I don’t know what the commotion is about (yet)
but I love the ink pot flying through the air.
Puzzle is finished. Have started Nicholas Nickleby,
love it so far. What are you reading?