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Between April 21 – May 19, I’m reading A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens with Laura from Reading In Bed. Dickens is fairly new to me, as I’ve only read Great Expectations. I think Dickens is a fascinating fellow, as everything I read about him suggests he was: (a) eccentric; (b) intelligent; (c) a party animal, and (d) a funny guy.
As for A Tale of Two Cities, I dived into the book with no idea of the plot or any characters. But I’m already intrigued by the banker talking to and seeing ghosts in his dreams. Apparently when Dickens writes in Book One, “Husky chips of potato, fried with some reluctant drops of oil…” it is the first known reference to potato chips.
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