What does Dickens mean to London? A visit to the Museum of London’s Dickens and London exhibition

By star guest on 10 Apr 2012

This April, Cityread London, funded by Arts Council England, aims to get the whole of London reading Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens through a series of events and activities. Here Cityread blogger Aoife Mannix describes her visit to the Museum of London’s Dickens and London exhibition. ‘I’ve never read any of his books you know,’ the woman in front of me is saying to her companion. ‘Oh but you have to,’ is the shocked reply, ‘the characters are just so vivid and true.’ An observation backed up by the portraits on the walls of some of Dickens’ most famous creations as we […]