Comment: Gammon

Just a quick follow up to yesterday’s post about ‘Nicholas Nickleby’. Earlier this year there was a very slight fuss in the UK media about the use of the term “gammon” as a pejorative description of older white men who get red in the face when upset. The Urban Dictionary defines it disrespectfully as: “AContinue reading “Comment: Gammon”

Book review: Nicholas Nickleby, by Charles Dickens, 1838-9

In her reading diary ‘Jacob’s Room is full of books’ Susan Hill describes her habit of reading one Dickens novel a year. This struck me as an eminently sensible habit – if you tried to read them all in one you would go a bit mad, and I suspect the novels would start to bleedContinue reading “Book review: Nicholas Nickleby, by Charles Dickens, 1838-9”