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5 Weird 1960s Covers for Classic Novels

There are a lot of weird and bad book covers for the classics out there, and the Internet has delighted in chronicling them.<p>Some are designed to …

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St George's Hall

Charles Dickens described the concert room in this amazing Victorian hall as "the most perfect room in the world."<p>St George’s Hall is a unique …

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The UK's top 10 favourite books revealed

Guess which author was named the favourite...<p><b>Britain’s ultimate book bucket list is dominated by J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter series a new survey on the UK’s reading habits has revealed.</b><p>The top 10 most popular books also features <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> series by J.R.R Tolkien and <i>The Da Vinci Code</i> by …

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Charles Dickens at 200

In the build-up to the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens, we'll be exploring the writer's life and relevance today through stories, videos, audio, galleries and more.<p>Charles Dickens died on Thursday 9 June 1870 at his home in Gadshill in Kent. He was 58. Our resource examines how the …

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The 2 Chicagos: What a New Poll Says About the City and Its Residents

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …”<p>That famous line from Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” may well describe the way …

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Simon Callow Will Star In His Critically Acclaimed One-Man Show A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The traditional Christmas staple of Charles Dickens' much loved A Christmas Carol, returns this festive season to the West End stage starring Simon …

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A VINTAGE CHRISTMAS: A CHRISTMAS DINNER by Charles Dickens by HarperAudio_US - Listen to music

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Things to Do in Rochester, Kent - How to Have a Lovely Visit

Things to Do in Rochester: Parks and Heritage Buildings<p>Back out out on the high street, I find more things to do in Rochester that don’t necessarily …

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Enjoy Les Misérables as a FREE Kindle eBook this weekend (Reg. $7+)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers Les Misérables as a <b>FREE</b> Kindle eBook. Regularly $7 or more for a physical copy, this is an easy way to add a classic …

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Merchant's House to Host A Christmas Carol for 6th Year

The popular holiday show returns to the historic East Village venue.<p>Audiences will once again xperience Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale in an …

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Microscope and X-rays used by one of the inspirations for Sherlock Holmes to solve some of Victorian era's grisliest murders are up for sale for £100,000

Case notes, X-rays and a microscope are among the personal effects of the ‘father of forensic medicine’ on sale today for a total of £100,000.<p>Doctor …

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Amazon Classic FREE eBook Sale + $1 Audible add-on: Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon is offering a selection of <b>FREE</b> Kindle eBooks from classic authors. You can add Audible voice-overs for less than <b>$1</b> but …

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Rare Charles Dickens £2 coin sold for £3,500 on eBay

Now might be a good time to check any old £2 coins you have lying around at home, because they could be worth a lot more than their face value.<p>One …

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These rare £2 coins have just sold on eBay for £3,500 and you may have one

If you're one of those people who is always losing coins down the back of the sofa, it may be time to upturn those cushions and have a look.<p>Two rare …

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Check your purse or wallet! Two rare £2 coins have sold for £3,500 on eBay

Have you got a few £2 coins knocking about in your purse or wallet? Well don't spend them just yet as they could be worth a small fortune.<p>An eBay …

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These rare Charles Dickens £2 coins could make you a small fortune - after two sold for £3,500

It's time to dig down the back of the sofa after a pair of rare £2 Charles Dickens coins sold for a WHOPPING £3,500.<p>The staggering bid for the coins …

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These rare £2 coins are selling for thousands so check your pockets

Down the back of the sofa, under the car seats and in piggy banks you haven't checked in years.<p>These are all places where some of the rare £2 coins …

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Charles Dickens two pound coins sell for £3,500 on eBay - do you have one?

If you're one of those people who keep a jar of £2 coins in the house, now might be the time to take a closer look...<p>Why? Because one eBay user just …

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These rare Charles Dickens £2 coins have just sold for a mint on ebay

The sale of two rare £2 coins is sure to send people scurrying to check down the back of the sofa.<p>And those with the large jars of coins might …

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The rarest and most valuable £2 coins in circulation

Quick, check down the back of the sofa!<p>If you have any of these rare £2 coins you could be set to make a small fortune.<p>Two Charles Dickens £2 coins …

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Two rare Charles Dickens £2 coin have just sold for £3,500 on eBay - do you have one?

If you're one of those people who keep a jar of £2 coins in the house, now might be the time to take a closer look...<p>Why? Because one eBay user just …

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These rare Charles Dickens £2 coins have sold for £3,500 on eBay

Brummies were left salivating at the prospect of bagging a fortune last week, after we revealed a glaring error could make your £2 worth …

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The Book List: The fake titles Charles Dickens used to decorate his library

<i>Five Minutes in China<br>Forty Winks at the Pyramids​<br>Abernethy on the Constitution<br>A Carpenter’s Bench of Bishops<br>Toot’s Universal Letter-Writer<br>Orson’s Art</i> …

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The New York Public Library's Collection of Weird Objects

From a pair of Jack Kerouac's boots to the foot of Charles Dickens' cat Bob, the New York Public Library has its own museum-worthy collection of …

Charles Dickens Gave His Cat “Bob” a Second Life as a Letter Opener

Image via New York Public Library<p>Increasingly Facebook seems a virtual pet cemetery, with images of recently departed cats and dogs buttressed with …

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Add ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ to your Kindle eBook library for FREE

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers <i>A Tale of Two Cities</i> as a <b>free</b> Kindle eBook. For comparison, the paperback version sells for $10 at Amazon. Rated …

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The Ritual (Part I)

Overview<p>The Ritual (Part I) by Gregory Blair<p>In the tradition of Stephen King and Dean Koontz, THE RITUAL weaves a suspenseful tale of terror that …

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Blog Archive » UK bars export of Dickens’ study table

MP Michael Ellis, the UK’s Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, has temporarily barred the export of an antique table not so much because of its …

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Fiction Book Review: A Tale of Two Murders by Heather Redmond. Kensington, $26 (320p) ISBN 978-1-4967-1715-3

A Tale of Two Murders<p>Heather Redmond. Kensington, $26 (320p) ISBN 978-1-4967-1715-3<p>Set in 1835, this languid series launch from Redmond (the Redcakes …

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