Tag Archive: Charles Dickens

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

I know, I know. I need ‘Pedants Anonymous’

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  Dear Internet, I need a word. You’re encouraging my mum to do the thing that annoys me most, and it’s just not on. She is not a particularly forgiving person, and in… Continue reading

Christmas Cosy

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These books are my Christmassy feelings. We don’t do much in the way of presents in my family, except for kids, but I don’t care as it’s the music, food, books and twinkly… Continue reading

Something for nothing, whoo!

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Hey! Look! Something free! I am descended from a long line of women who helped out at jumble sales just because it meant they got a good look at stuff before the doors… Continue reading

Knitting with Dickens

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I’ve spent the past couple of weeks with my brow knotted, writing knitting patterns for an American craft magazine. It’s all a little scary and official, but actually quite satisfying to get the… Continue reading

‘One would have to have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without dissolving into tears…of laughter.’

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Oscar Wilde said that, and he was right. I have just finished ‘The Old Curiosity Shop’ and it is now my least favourite Dickens’ novel. Nell’s death scene is incredibly sentimental and OTT,… Continue reading

Next up on the Dickens Challenge – The Old Curiosity Shop

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My last Dickens Challenge book was the Mystery of Edwin Drood, which I did enjoy, and thankfully, although it was unfinished without the murderer being revealed, Dickens did write a letter to a… Continue reading

Paging Jessica Fletcher! Edwin Drood needs you!

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I am about two thirds of the way through ‘The Mystery Of Edwin Drood’ and it’s beginning to annoy me that Dickens just up and died before the end, so there will be no… Continue reading

My favourite Dickens novel (so far)

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Of the Dickens novels I’ve read, Bleak House is my favourite. While there’s definitely too many people in it, I forgive them as they all have excellent names. Sir and Lady Dedlock are… Continue reading

Which Dickens to read next?

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It’s time to start a new Dickens, as part of the Dickens Challenge. I’ve decided to read one that I know very little about, nothing I have ever seen on a screen, or… Continue reading