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"Meeting held at Grove House. 16th October 1944<br/> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;J. Knox Taylor in the chair. <br/> <br/> [...] <br/> <br/> 2. The minutes of the last meeting were read & signed. <br/> <br/> [...] <br/> <br/> 5. The subject of the evening was Charles Dickens and we were once again indebted to Howard Smith for a biography. In a skilfully condensed account of the chief events of his life, we heard of the hardships Dickens underwent in childhood, of his sudden & quite early achievement of success & financial ease. His marriage, his many children & the unhappy atmosphere of his home life in later years. His visits to America and his sudden death at the age of 58. <br/> <br/> 6. Muriel Stevens read from David Copperfield the account of his arrival at the house of his Aunt Betsey Trotwood. Humphrey Hare gave us the benefit of his local knowledge and described Peggotty’s Cottage at Great Yarmouth as seen by his Father, and also Blundestone Rookery as it is today. <br/> <br/> 7. F. E. Pollard told us something of Chestertons book on Dickens and read a number of extracts showing his appreciation of a <s>number</s> some of the lesser characters. Among these were Mrs. Nickleby, Mantalini, Dick Swiveller, Mr. Stiggins, the Rev. Septimus Crisparkle and Toots. <br/> <br/> 8. We heard with interest that a recent census of boys’ reading at Leighton Park revealed Dickens even now as the third most popular author. <br/> <br/> 9. Arnold Joselin read from Martin Chuzzlewit the chapter where Mrs. Gamp instals herself as night-nurse. <br/> <br/> 10. Knox Taylor read from The Pickwick Papers the account of the visit to Eatanswill parliamentary election. <br/> <br/> [signed as a true record by] Arnold G. Joselin 21 Nov. 1944"

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Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

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Smith, Howard
Related place
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Related place
England
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Smith, Howard
Related place
England
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&lt;br/&gt;
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&lt;br/&gt;
8. We heard with interest that a recent census of boys’ reading at Leighton Park revealed Dickens even now as the third 
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&lt;br/&gt;
9. Arnold Joselin read from Martin Chuzzlewit the chapter where Mrs. Gamp instals herself as night-nurse. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
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