Sunday, 10 February 2013

Dickens: sources of his inspiration

We have visited today various places closely connected to Charles Dickens including his last house in Kent, and the enchanting village Inn where he wrote "The Pickwick Papers" (Cobham in Kent).

In this article, I make a case for Cobham Church and the Inn, "The Leather Bottle" being places of personal inspiration for Dickens all his life.

See support for this view in "The Inns and Taverns of Pickwick" (page 75 onwards).

The "Leather Bottle" was indeed a magnet for Dickens who took friends there and on the local walks. He clearly treated it like his spiritual home.

There are many photos included in the article.

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