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He was Jimmy to his Oppos

My father’s memory is fading. I find two old books that are new to me, on the shelves of my parents’ front room. One, a tattered Bible, claret cover, and is inside inscribed: 3011, Private S. Mitchell of West Yorkshire [Regiment]. from Mrs … Continue reading

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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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