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Britain's newest theme park is opening in my home county at the historic dockyards at Chatham. Something tells me we will be welcoming more than a few American visitors-well maybe when the exchange rate mellows a bit.

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As far as I know, Charles Dickens is very well respected by most literate Americans. I barely remember reading Oliver Twist, but no matter; my girlfriend teaches high school literature and she'd like to choke me sometimes when we get on this subject. I have read almost none of the Great Works.

I make no attempt to argue anything about this with her, and she just thinks I'm a total twit when it comes to world renowned authors and their works.

I suspect that you will see quite a few yanks hit your shores to see the Dickens theme park.

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I have also heard that referred to as "The Sale of Two Titties" but I haven't a clue what that means.

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I have read almost none of the Great Works.
Fear not Musik...it's easy to become intimately familiar with the classics. Now you can view these fine magazines containing sequential art in the form of a narrative. Here's just a few of what's available.


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For G.S., however, there's always...



You'll really love this one. It comes in 'Parts'!


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Wonder if they'll have cider there? I know my wife loves a Dickens cider now and then. Especially on chilly nights, I put a little brandy in it so she can enjoy a hard Dickens cider.

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I would read more Charles Dickens but I find his literary scribblings to be much too cerebral for the common citizenry. Besides, the pages of my 14 volume set that was published in 1901 break when you bend them.

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You'll really love this one. It comes in 'Parts'!

Much better reads, no doubt. Every school kid in America has Dickens forced upon him ala Clockwork Orange at some point, turning respect into loathing, and further enhancing admiration for the likes of Steinbeck.

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Much better reads, no doubt. Every school kid in America has Dickens forced upon him ala Clockwork Orange at some point, turning respect into loathing, and further enhancing admiration for the likes of Steinbeck.
I enjoy reading ALL of Salinger's novels.

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