S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen
owlfish

The Eyre Affair, revisited

The Eyre Affair was a delightful book and I still recommend it highly. If you've read it, you'll know the significance - and near miss - of this article on yesterday's theft of several first edition Dickens manuscripts. They tried to steal some copies of The Pickwick Papers, but failed. The theft did not take place at Gad Hill.

However... it did take place at the Dickens House Museum, the museum I have still not visited. Obviously there are a great many museums in the world I have not visited, but I haven't visited this one in particular. My family lived for a year just a block or two away from it and never made it there.
Subscribe

  • weaning-in

    I encountered a new-to-me use of "weaning" this week from a neighbor. "weaning-in" = visiting/settling in days at a nursery or pre-school, a few…

  • Y is for yacht

    I was paging through a Hello Kitty alphabet book, and Yacht stood out like a sore thumb for me. What was an expensive ship doing in a book which…

  • Signing and Makaton

    When Grouting became proto-verbal, we belatedly started signing with her. Belatedly because she'd been spending so much time in our arms and it takes…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment