Category Archives: Dickens

I’m moving

Hello readers and friends– My site is moving, but will be the same, with a new address. Look for me at  www.booksandbuttons.com. You’ll see my usual page with a row of books at the top. And there is a new … Continue reading

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Book Review: Smith by Leon Garfield

Smith, the story of a pickpocket, was written by Leon Garfield (1921-1996). Garfield wrote over 50 novels, most of them classified as children’s literature, although many reviewers acknowledge an interest by adult readers as well. Garfield wrote the book in … Continue reading

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The Books I Bought in St. Louis

When you visit antique shops looking for buttons, which I did in St. Louis, you’re bound to trip across some books even when that’s not your search object. I found a strange assortment you might think.  The little magazines are … Continue reading

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Packing for London April 2013

I am leaving for London tomorrow!  Two weeks! I’m all packed and everything fits, if I don’t take any shoes with me . . . I’ve made lists of what I’d definitely like to do, what I want to do, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens!

Charles Dickens was born February 7, 1812. We’re still reading his books 201 years later. What a treasure, what fun.

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A Reading by Dickens

What is more Christmas-y than Dickens?  I had the pleasure of going to a reading by the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens last night.  His name is Gerald Charles Dickens and is an actor by profession. It was held at … Continue reading

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