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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.


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Aug. 23rd, 2002 01:33 am (UTC)
I found the Dickens House Museum delightfully low-tech. When I was there years ago many of the exhibit labels were in typewriting on curling yellow paper. The staff were very keen, although I sensed in those of my fellow visitors more accustomed to museums where they have holographs and laser shows a certain "is this it?" vibe...
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