Monthly Archives: June 2015


Imagine an area of London populated by characters from Charles Dickens’ novels.  What storylines could be developed from the interactions of people like Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havesham?  The folks at the BBC have been imagining the possibilities and a … Continue reading

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David Copperfield

In the Preface to the 1867 edition of David Copperfield its author, Charles Dickens, made this confession: “Of all my books, I like this the best. It will be easily believed that I am a fond parent to every child … Continue reading

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Quotes of Note

“In my time I have been considered the murderer of a friend, the jealous lover of a civil servant’s wife, and an obsessive player at roulette. I don’t wish to add to my chameleon nature the characteristics belonging to the … Continue reading

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Talking About Books . . .

I always include numerous items in my “Talking About Books” post, but I could probably stop with the one item below if I wanted to (but I don’t) since it will keep you captivated for a considerable amount of time. … Continue reading

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A Few Things You Might Enjoy

Harper Lee’s long-lost novel Go Set a Watchman will go on sale on July 14th. The Great Courses has a free podcast about Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird and about the controversy surrounding her new novel here. There are … Continue reading

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Riverwalk Jazz

Every Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m. local time WBRH, one of our local public radio stations (which will soon be on the internet), airs a syndicated music program called Riverwalk Jazz. It features The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and is … Continue reading

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