... so much for all the wonderful entries to the draw for a copy of The Oxford Companion to Charles Dickens.
We have really enjoyed reading them all and I plan to edit some into a blog post soon to ensure that they are on here properly for posterity. One of the things I love about blogs, and with which Professor John Carey agrees, is that they offer a chance for the voice of the people to be recorded, and what we would give to have that voice from the 1800s and to know what the people thought about Charles Dickens back then.
As far as I am aware dovegreyreader scribbles is still archived by The British Library for future research (heaven help them) so let's make sure the voice of the 21st century is in with a shout on Dickens and You.
And I had completely forgotten about the play Andersen's English by Sebastian Barry which I have been reading this afternoon so thank you for mention of that..
Meanwhile the entries have made such magnificent reading and given us so much pleasure over this weekend that we have given the Tinker (father of dgr) the task of turning himself into a random number generator and choosing the winners this time.
The Tinker, nearly eight-seven, is a huge fan of dovegreyreader scribbles (obviously) and I know he will have been following this one avidly, he loves Charles Dickens and has been reading him for many years, over and again, so we will await his verdict.