October 10, 2011
Hi, I'm Lionel. I'm from Rochester and now live at The Borough, which both have connections with you-know-who. I look forward to meeting everyone.
There are several (too many!) Dickens' works I haven't read. I welcome a group offering an incentive to do that, which enables me to meet other people with the same interest. I grew up in Medway, which is regarded as the happiest of CD's childhood locations. I was a school student and later library worker on or near Rochester High Street. This has various Dickens connections including the cathedral (Rochester being the original for Cloisterham in Edwin Drood), the Bull Hotel of Pickwick Papers, the new Dickens Centre which houses his chalet from Gad's Hill, and finally nearby Crow Lane where you can see Restoration House, the inspiration for Miss Havisham's distinctive home in Great Expectations. Since 1998 I've lived in Southwark, a few minutes away from John Harvard Library, the site of the last Marshalsea Prison at which John Dickens was an inmate in 1824, and Lant Street where young Charles had lodgings during his father's imprisonment.
You are a star - thanks for reminding me about the Red Herring - my age I'm afraid - getting forgetful:)
Hi Lionel. Thank you for joining Arts Link London and Carpe Diem - daytime events. We look forward to seeing you on Friday at the Guildhall. Best regards, Julia.
Great you are coming to the David Coppperfield meet- up. It looks like it is going to happen this time - so I had better push on and finish reading it!
I may come about 10 - 10.30pm after a concert in the Wigmore Hall. Thanks for your message.
Lionel, I was sorry not to have said goodbye I thought you were joining us for a meal - but you had gone by the time I realised - sorry but thanks for comijng.
hey hi there; many thanks for being interested in our group and I hope to see you soon - rob
Hi Lionel Welcome to the Sock Mob! It was lovely to meet you on Friday night and I hope you enjoyed the walk.
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