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The Dickens Museum, and Other News

December 7, 2012 | by

  • “The Dickens Museum felt for many years a bit like Miss Havisham, covered in dust.” After an extensive renovation, the London home where Charles Dickens lived as a newlywed has reopened to the public.
  • “Maintain low financial expectations.” One author reveals his earnings.
  • Capitalism and socialism were Merriam-Webster’s most looked-up words of the year. But malarkey had a strong showing, too!
  • Authors choose their favorite illustrations.
  • Oh dear: Are we in the midst of a reading crisis?
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    1. Joe Carlson | December 7, 2012 at 10:28 am

      Ah, yes, how well I remember my first visit to Miss Havisham…
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dygXIIUBCvg

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