Tag Archive: Charles Dickens

Happy New Books!

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Firstly, let’s begin with a review of world events in 2016 –     Yep, that pretty much covers it, now onto the books I got for Christmas. I got more than I… Continue reading

What the Dickens? I’ve finished David Copperfield!

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I’m thrilled to report that after months of procrastination, I have finally finished David Copperfield. I must admit to being chivvied along by Lucy having finished it a few weeks ago, but Shoshi’s… Continue reading

David Copperfield – it’s over!

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With the end of the year approaching and my ridiculous poly-reading habits threatening the the legs of my bedside table,  I’ve been trying to get things read. This week I have finished both… Continue reading

Dickens wishes!

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As in, Dickens wishes he were alive today, and able to write without the constraints of Victorian censorship and attitudes. That is what Michael Faber has been able to do with ‘The Crimson… Continue reading

David Copperfield #4 – The ends of Yule logs are bad for you, and surely Em’ly is just Emily?

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We know that David’s old school friend, Steerforth is a bad ‘un straight away, in spite of David’s hero worship. When they meet at school Steerforth ‘helps’ David to spend his money on… Continue reading

David Copperfield – Shallow Review #3

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Here are #1 and #2 if anyone wants to catch up. After the death of his mother, David’s at home with the evil stepfather Mr Murdstone, and his evil sister Miss Murdstone. Mr… Continue reading

David Copperfield – Shallow review #2

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So, David’s off at school, having the kind of time that Victorian kids had at third rate (and also first rate, I’m guessing) boarding schools, daily beatings, gruel and the like. But then… Continue reading

Wife Swap – David Copperfield Style

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I’ve never actually seen an episode of Wife Swap, but I think by the title I’ve got the gist. And so I propose for an episode that Mrs Gummidge, the who refers to… Continue reading

Mintlaw to Moldova with David Copperfield

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I like the occasional audio book, it’s a way to imbibe books when driving. I often get language books and sit in traffic trying not to spit at the windscreen in my efforts… Continue reading

From now on I will only answer to the name of Uriah Cratchit

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Firstly, check out my creative book storage solution! This corner in my bedroom used to just contain a stack of books, but then I was in Home Bargains the other day (if that… Continue reading