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“the golden dog licking the golden pot”

“the golden dog licking the golden pot”

Catching up on my Dickens news feed, I found this item from a couple months ago:

The Dog and Pot sign was displayed above a shop on the southern corner of Union Street and Blackfriars Road for much of the 19th century until some time before the Second World War.

A replica is

Death of Dickens

Death of Dickens

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Dickens after death as drawn by John Millais

Today is the anniversary of Charles Dickens’ death.  He died on June 9, 1870 (142 years ago) after suffereing a stroke the day before.  I’ll be raising...

A little touch of Dickens in the night

A little touch of Dickens in the night

Dickens is omnipresent in my life now.  Not only does my study have shelves full of books by and about Dickens, but paraphernalia has been increasing as I attempt to fully immerse myself in a Dickensian world.  A print of the The Old Curiosity Shop is perched amidst the clutter of my desk.…

Dickens over rice

Dickens over rice

As part of my Dickens reading, I’m planning on reading the works in as many formats as possible.  I’m fascinated by how the reading experience can be affected when you change the format of the text or the setting of your reading space.  Many of the novels I’ll read in the Oxford Illustrated …

Young Dickens

Young Dickens

The iconic image of the older Dickens with beard and penetrating eyes is usually the one that comes to mind when we think of him.  As I read the Pickwick Papers and Sketches by Boz, I try to remind myself that this is how Dickens looked while he wrote them: