How Curious

There is a small area of central London crammed in between Lincoln’s Inn Fields, the Strand and Aldwych. The area is known as Clare Market and is taken up in the most part by the London School of Economics (LSE). The area of Clare Market was originally centred on a small market building constructed by… Continue reading How Curious


One Word Sunday The Old Curiosity Shop has been an iconic Dickensian site since the mid-1880s, when its owner, with no justification whatsoever decided to emblazon the words “Immortalised by Charles Dickens” above the door. However, it is an old building, probably dating to the sixteenth century. Dickens buffs have always been rightly sceptical about… Continue reading Old

“Bah, humbug!”

Either too late for last Christmas, or incredibly early for this coming festive season I give you the finest portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge on stage or screen, silver or small. Unlike the second best version by the Muppets, this one can be watched at any time of the year. Alastair Sim’s portrayal of the odious… Continue reading “Bah, humbug!”