Keeping Dickens

Charle Keeping https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Keeping was probably my favourite contemporary book illustrator. So, when, in the late 1970s, the Folio Society sought members’ recommendations for pairings of books and illustrators, there was only one possible submission for me. In 1981 the first of the Dickens series was published. Derek Parker reviewed it thus in The Times on 4thContinue reading “Keeping Dickens”

The Plague

This afternoon I watched the BBC broadcast of the Six Nations rugby match between Scotland and Ireland. The following three paragraphs have been taken from http://www.beautifulbritain.co.uk/htm/outandabout/eyam.htm The site contains more information and relevant details. ‘It’s hard to imagine that the quiet village of Eyam, off the A623 in Derbyshire, could have such a fascinating, yetContinue reading “The Plague”