Household Words

Household Words” was the title of the weekly periodical edited by the literary master Charles Dickens and first published in 1850.  It cost a tuppence, and was fanatically and eagerly awaited by its readers.

It gave a colourful reportage of the happenings of the current day, and drip-fed tiny installments of his novels to come.  The periodical changed its name to ‘All the Year Round’ in 1859 when the incredibly successful Dickens began to publish the weekly worldy wisdom himself.

This is in no way meant to emulate Charles Dickens himself, but is perhaps a puny homage to the great man; a philanthropist, social commentator, and colossal reformationist, who, may well have sniffed more than a passing interest in #FOAMed


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Posted by Michelle Johnston

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