Monday, 13 February 2012

Mrs Angry: Barnet Cabinet unveils new social policy at Hendon Town Hall

Link to 'Broken Barnet'

"This week, as we know, has seen the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens. Mrs Angry has been musing, over the last few days, about the associations of the great man with our beloved borough of Broken Barnet, and wondering what would he make of the place, if he were to return.

"Dickens was already familiar with this area by 1838, when he was writing Oliver Twist.

"... In 1843 Dickens returned to Fallow Corner, staying at Cobley's Farm, where, as he wrote to Thomas Beard:
"I have discovered a lovely Farm House at Finchley and am going to bury myself there for at least a month to come ... immersing myself in my story [Martin Chuzzlewit]."

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