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Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

Today, 17th December, in 1843, Charles Dickens’ festive classic, A Christmas Carol, was published for the first time. The first print was for 6,000 copies and they sold out by Christmas. Dickens had already had success with the Pickwick Papers, … Continue reading

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My First experience of Reader Rage

All avid readers regardless of preferred genre or author will come across those books that for whatever reason they feel that they have to give up on – there can be nothing more frustrating especially if you have been looking … Continue reading

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Why Anthony Trollope is the best 19th Century Author

  When discovering a new author for the first time there is one thing that they must fulfil, I must be able to get to the end of the first 20 pages without having to re read a paragraph and … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens and his links to Slough.

You might be forgiven for not knowing that one of the biggest authors of the 19th century had links with Slough, then a small agricultural town outside of London, close to Windsor and Eton home to the public boys school … Continue reading

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There is something about Philippa! (Gregory not Middleton!)

Vaguely relating to last weeks post about Hist-Fict; this week I thought I would write a review of some Hist-Fict as I finally finished the last in the trilogy about the the War of the Roses, The Lady of the … Continue reading

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