In 1851, Lady Maria Clutterbuck published What Shall We Have For Dinner? Satisfactorily Answered By Numerous Bills of Fare for from Two to Eighteen Persons. Continue reading Anyone for Bubble and Squeak?
The sinister Romney Marshes.
Continue reading Landscapes in Literature (I)
Dickens’s attention to detail in his novels is often astonishing. Continue reading A plug for Charles Dickens on the 147th anniversary of his death
Published 180 years ago, The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club became Charles Dickens’s first full-length book. Continue reading The Pickwick Papers: “A source of amusing and pleasant recollection”
Charles Dickens often spoke out against inequality and injustice in Victorian society – not least in its penal system. Continue reading Imprisoned in the past
In 2012 the more or less intact skeleton of an unknown British soldier was found on the battlefield of Waterloo. The musket ball that killed him was still lodged between his ribs. Continue reading The Battle of Waterloo (II)