Friday, May 15, 2015

The Old Curiosity Shop

Not my favourite Dickens’s novel; I felt like strangling the Grandfather throughout the book. However it does include one of the best descriptions of life in an industrial town written at the time.

Postcards of the shop are quite common, but this one is slightly different. Can you see the policeman standing to the left of the shop?

The shop is probably one of the oldest shops in Central London. It was made from wood from old ships and survived the Great Fire of London in 1666.


A Lady's Life said...

I thought the Curiousity Shop story was great.
All these stories were well written and well worth reading.
Today we don't struggle this way anymore and still complain a lot
and take much for granted not understanding that nothing is owed to us.
If people from back then, were brought into todays' world, I wonder what they would think?

Anji Knutsen said...

A Lady's Life: I dread to imagine what they would think. I think that they would be amazed by social freedom, education... and what would they make of the way we use computers?