Dickens Jnr’s Drood solution

Exciting news – on Friday 10 July 2015 the Dickens Museum is offering an evening of readings from the Drood solution written by Dickens’ son, performed in Dickens’ home.  I’ve spoken here previously about the 1871 novel John Jasper’s Secret by Henry Morford which was, and continues to be, wrongly attributed to Wilkie Collins and …

Christmas in Cloisterham

Christmas and Dickens. The two are so commonly linked in popular perception, and at this time of year not a day goes by without a different adaptation of A Christmas Carol on the television. No, Dickens did not invent the modern Christmas, but he certainly rode at the top of the wave ushering it in, …

Something old or something new?

I laid aside the fancy I told you of and have a very curious and new idea for my new story. So wrote Dickens to Forster, of what would of course prove to be The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and the promise of Dickens’s proposition has been a curse upon interpretations of the story’s end. …