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Shakespeare wasn't good enough

The first ever printed reference to William Shakespeare was in a pamphlet against his work! It shows that by 1592 he was already making waves in the theatrical world for his writing and had created green-eyed monsters from other playwrights. 
April 16, 2022
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The Real Dr Frankenstein?

The scientist who inspired Mary Shelley and the publisher who turned down Frankenstein -  All on one Mayfair street.
April 7, 2022
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Exploring London on foot

“London is a city that needs, that demands, to be explored on foot.” - Geoff Nicholson, The Lost Art of Walking
January 27, 2022
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Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was the quintessential Victorian author. His epic stories, vivid characters and deeply descriptive depiction of contemporary life are unforgettable.
January 20, 2022
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Follow the Footsteps of Oliver Twist

Many of Dickens’ contemporary critics and reading public feared that novels could be too realistic, and that naïve readers (often female readers) wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between fiction and reality.
January 19, 2022
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Characters in Oliver Twist

Characters in Oliver Twist
January 19, 2022
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Why did Charles Dickens choose the name Ebenezer Scrooge?

Charles Dickens was prompted to write A Christmas Carol as his response to the evident evils of capitalism; but it was also an attempt to pay his ever-increasing unpaid bills.
January 17, 2022
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Fantastic Beasts - Where to Find Them in London

Magical beasts are on the street of London and many Muggles don't even notice! Find out where by reading this blog.
January 17, 2022
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Who's your favourite Scrooge?

There is one question whilst doing my Christmas Carol Tour which I always get asked: who is your favourite Ebenezer Scrooge?
January 14, 2022
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Medieval Shoreditch

Many of you may be not aware that St. Leonard's church is actually featured in the nursery rhyme, Oranges and Lemons. 
January 3, 2022
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