Monthly Archives: February 2012

Happy birthday Boz (and hold on to your hat)

Today’s Charles Dickens’ bicentenary and I thought I’d mark the occasion by posting a favourite passage. It is a bit of comedy from the Pickwick Papers, early on in his career, that demonstrates his brilliant powers of observation. It begins with the Pickwickians watching a military parade or ‘a grand review… on the Lines.’ And […]

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