It’s 180 years since Dickens completed his debut The Pickwick Papers, a comic novel whose hero lives in Clerkenwell. It... View Article
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As literary trivia fans will know, Charles Dickens’s final – and unfinished novel – was The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
Charles Dickens immortalised Clerkenwell in several of his novels, including Oliver Twist, Barnaby Rudge and Our Mutual Friend.
Local historian John Morgan delves into Smithfield’s long and bloody past, from grassy field to rambunctious meat market…