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The Pickwick Papers: Death and Mr Pickwick

Pickwick

by Stephen Jarvis Six months ago, if you had asked me about my novel Death and Mr Pickwick, I would probably have said: It is about the dawning of the age of global celebrity and its main characters are Charles

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Dickensian London: Everyday Life in the Victorian City

John Augustus Atkinson; Dickensian London

by Judith Flanders Chapter 1: Easy to Rise – Coffee in Covent Garden Market It is 2.30 in the morning. It is still night, but it is also ‘tomorrow’. By this hour at Covent Garden market, in the center of

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Life on the Streets of Victorian London

Leadenhall Street in Victorian London

By Judith Flanders One of the earliest changes to the streets was the arrival of public transport. For most of the century, most people walked—an hour to work, an hour home, was not unusual. But in 1828, a coach-builder saw

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