The day the world talked about Drood

In Chapter 9, “Birds in the Bush”, Dickens describes how rumours of Edwin and Neville’s disagreement fly around the town and into Miss Twinkleton’s school in the blink of an eye: Whether it was brought in by the birds of the air, or came blowing in with the very air itself, when the casement windows …

Conference review of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood: Solutions and Revolutions”

On 20 September 2014 The Drood Inquiry held a one-day conference on The Mystery of Edwin Drood and its many solutions, generously supported by the University of Buckingham, The Victorian Popular Fiction Association and The Institute of English Studies. It was an enthralling (and exhausting) day, bringing together a wide-ranging wealth of minds to discuss …