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His Repeated Bozness: The Mentionable Life of Dickens

As the 201st birthday (today) of old marvellous scribble-pants Charles ‘The Inimitable’ Dickens flails into view, I find myself hard into my 201st biography of his Bozness, being Claire Tomalin’s thumper, Charles Dickens, A Life, and imagined I might, for … Continue reading

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The Nom-Nom Reader

I’m not any type of foodie. My relationship with food was baked-in at an early age, and is themed upon inherited rationing fears, of impending scarcity and the need to bulk: which doubtless goes back further than the forties and … Continue reading

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Dickens – An Audacious Concentration

A few weeks ago I had a brief, even by tweeting standards, exchange with a writer who’d tabled the view that were Charles Dickens alive and creating today, his output would not be the soaps and sitcoms some, I guess, … Continue reading

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Poor Relations, Pedigree Chums – Family Lines on Ancestral Inner Circles and Disinherited Futures

This is the first of an intended series of three pieces on genealogy; scratchings about my own experiences of, and relationships with, relations and events I uncover. It’s not a family history – that would be mean – but a … Continue reading

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