Dickens at Westminster, a ceremony in tweets

Dickens’ 200th birthday, the ceremony at Westminster Abbey. (Live tweeting taking place under cover of the Order of Service, so as to be as unobtrusive as possible: all spelling/typos sic.)

Dickens' most recent biographer arrives.

Archbishop of Canterbury arrives.

About inspectorbucket
Judith Flanders was born in London, England, in 1959. She moved to Montreal, Canada, when she was two, and spent her childhood there, apart from a year in Israel in 1972, where she signally failed to master Hebrew. After university, Judith returned to London and began working as an editor for various publishing houses. After this 17-year misstep, she began to write and in 2001 her first book, A Circle of Sisters, the biography of four Victorian sisters, was published to great acclaim, and nominated for the Guardian First Book Award. In 2003, The Victorian House (2004 in the USA, as Inside the Victorian Home) received widespread praise, and was shortlisted for the British Book Awards History Book of the Year. In 2006 Consuming Passions, was published. Her most recent book, The Invention of Murder, was published in 2011. Judith contributes articles, features and reviews for a number of newspapers and magazines.

5 Responses to Dickens at Westminster, a ceremony in tweets

  1. Thank you so much for sharing the ceremony! It sounds lovely. I envy you your opportunity to attend.

  2. Bruce Rosen says:

    A much more concise (and interesting) report and one received well before the Australian media turned their grubby little hands to it.

  3. Becky King says:

    I’m immensely grateful. And envious. So little opportunity to wear and see fascinators here in the provinces. And all those Victorian celebs, dead and otherwise…..

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