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A Dickens of a Stink!

By 19th of March 20092009

What did Charles Dickens do when he wasn’t writing his great novels? He was writing great letters of complaint, that’s what. This piece is a reading of a letter that Charles Dickens wrote from Gad’s Hill on Wednesday July 7th 1858, in which he ‘kicked up a great stink’ about – well – the ‘Great Stink’ a term used to refer to the state of the River Thames at that time.