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What the Dickens? Part One

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Talk about poor timing. During 2012, the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth, the Charles Dickens museum in Camden will shut between Easter and Christmas (read more here…) That seems like a very long time to me and a shame considering the attention the man is due to get this year.

But then again, we do have the rest of London to work with…

From the bustling shopping streets where you can almost see Fagin’s gang dodging across (helping themselves to a little something along the way), to what’s left of the Marshalsea debtors prison which housed the Dorrits, there are plenty of nooks and crannies, alleys and turnings available if you’re looking to commune with the spirit of the man and his characters. So, what I’m endeavouring to do over 2012 is lay out for your delectation a few vignettes of Dickens’ London.

Stay tuned.

Lesley-Anne Crooks, Sales & Makerting Manager


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