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Ghosts of Christmas past: Why were the Victorians so ghastly good at ghost stories?

Christmas Eve was traditionally the time to tell scary stories round the hearth. And 19th-century writers proved fearsomely adept Curl up by the fire and I’ll tell you a ghost story. Don’t be alarmed by the creak of the floorboards, the murmurs in the basement, the shrill ululations of a…

Graphic novel app brings Dickensian London to life

LONDON (Reuters) – Stroll the grimy backstreets of Dickensian London and experience for yourself the sights and sounds which inspired one of the greatest writers in English literature. Computer tablet users can now travel to the darker side of London as Charles Dickens knew it, with an interactive novel-cum-app launched…

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