What the Dickens?

by | Oct 14, 2023 | Writers | 0 comments

I’m chewing through this abridged (!) biography of the great novelist. It’s a secondhand book which caught my eye because I’m considering putting up episodes of my latest work-in-progress ‘The Marvellous Adventures of the Widow’s Son” on a regular basis. Maybe monthly if I can manage. But not quite yet…

Reading this somewhat fanciful account I’m absolutely astonished at the energy of the man, not to mention how driven he was. How he managed to keep up with his writing, socializing, travelling, giving readings and much else, I simply can’t imagine!

But I was fascinated to read how he was taunted for his surname. This, because of a Shakespeare quote ‘What the dickens?’ Who knew?