To steal from Charles Dickens, "The law is an ass." A jackass, he meant. "An idiot." In his novel "Oliver Twist," Dickens' character Mr. Bumble is referring to a law that presumes his wife always follows orders from him. Here, I'm referring to ... Los Angeles Times, 2 days ago
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Jonathan Jack Whicher, the celebrated 19th century Scotland Yard policeman who Dickens christened the Prince of Detectives was a fascinating character. What would he think of the grossly fictionalised version of himself in ITV's feature-length ...Irish Independent, 1 week ago
The 80-year-old State Theatre building at the corner of Dickens and Dalton Sts in Napier is starting to glow again after years of neglect. Mike Walker of Wallace Developments, which is redeveloping the site, said two colour schemes were put ...New Zealand Herald, 1 week ago
THOMAS KENEALLY I believe somewhere the grand Charles Dickens has a tell-all memoir in which he confesses that even as he wrote Great Expectations, he came to the realisation that marriage was not the end of the story but the beginning; that his ...WA Today, 4 weeks ago
In a bid to replicate the attempted gender rebalancing of July's cabinet reshuffle, David Cameron has catapulted a host of successful businesswomen into the House of Lords. With the UK general election just around the corner, you'd be excused for ...Huffington Post UK, 1 month ago
Amazon and publishing house Hatchette have gone to war over book prices, and their feud is escalating. Amazon is holding presold Hatchette titles, and Hatchette is retaliating with a public appeal to readers to turn on the online giant. At the ...National Journal, 1 month ago
MOST TRUSTED: Simon Dickens, Tim Quaife and Anna Bowman, at the Dalby QAS office, celebrate Ambulance Week. Elouise Quinlivan TIM Quaife has worked as a paramedic with QAS for more than seven years in and around Dalby, and believes the ...Surat Basin Online, 3 days ago
in Portsmouth on the South Coast of England. He was the greatest novelist in England during the Victorian period. He compiled 15 novels, five novellas and nearly 100 short stories. Dickens's works, considered masterpieces of English literature, ...Sunday Observer, 2 weeks ago
In a previous job I used to review hotels from time to time, and often they were expensive ones that catered to rich people travelling in poor countries. Hotel India (BBC2) examines one such establishment, the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai, and the ...The Week UK, 3 weeks ago
The Chatham Community Players will hold open auditions for Philip Wm. McKinley's original musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' most famous work, A CHRISTMAS CAROL . This biennial event has been pleasing audiences in Chatham since 1988. Director ...Examiner.com, 4 weeks ago
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