Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Birthday of Dickens

The world celebrated the great storyteller whose novels changed the world.
Prince Charles laid a wreath at the author's grave in Poets' Corner as part of a service at Westminster Abbey. The Royal couple also visited the Charles Dickens Museum in London. A service also took place in Portsmouth where Dickens was born, with readings by actor and biographer Simon Callow and actress Sheila Hancock. Meanwhile, a 24-hour "readathon" is taking place in countries from Albania to Zimbabwe. (Read entire article.)
A discussion of Dickens and the Gordon Riots, HERE. Share

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