Category Archives: Dickens

Happy Birthday!

To Charles Dickens, born February 7, 1812. Here is an illustration done by Donald McKay in David Copperfield.               Just looking at it makes you want to snuggle down on a winter’s day with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

  I am finished with March, finished with winter, and finished with Nicholas Nickleby!  The book was a stalwart friend throughout and guided me night by night toward a warmer season.  It worked–it’s spring!

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Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

I’m just about in the middle of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens.  It’s a faithful friend of a book to finish up these winter nights.

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Charles Dickens Novels (and puzzle)

The puzzle continues, is almost finished.  I noticed that you can find it yourself at Citadel Puzzles in UK if you are tempted.  There has been a *fine* addition to the puzzle table in the last day . . .

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National Jigsaw Puzzle Day! Jan 29

Yes, it’s National Jigsaw Puzzle Day!  I hope you have the day off as I do . . . I have a pretty interesting puzzle going—one from the Dickens Museum House in London.  It shows little scenes from all his … Continue reading

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Book Review: Smith by Leon Garfield

Smith, the story of a pickpocket, was written by Leon Garfield (1921-1996).

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The Books I Bought in St. Louis

When you visit antique shops looking for buttons, which I did in St. Louis, you’re bound to trip across some books even when that’s not your search object. I found a strange assortment you might think.  The little magazines are … Continue reading

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Packing for London April 2013

I am leaving for London tomorrow!  Two weeks! I’m all packed and everything fits, if I don’t take any shoes with me . . . I’ve made lists of what I’d definitely like to do, what I want to do, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens!

Charles Dickens was born February 7, 1812. We’re still reading his books 201 years later. What a treasure, what fun.

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A Reading by Dickens

What is more Christmas-y than Dickens?  I had the pleasure of going to a reading by the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens last night.  His name is Gerald Charles Dickens and is an actor by profession. It was held at … Continue reading

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