The novels of Charles Dickens

This week we started to look at Bleak House.  I read the first two pages which are all about describing the place where the Chancery stood, near to Linoln’s Inn – I worked in Lincoln’s Inn for many years and used to walk through those little Victorian buildings with the clipped lawns, beautiful chestnut trees, banks of flowers, brick walled Inn….

It is a very interesting place to see how London looked in the 19th century.  The first two pages of Bleak House talk about the fog, the muddy gloomy streets.  It is very atmospheric, bleak, dark and gothic.

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