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Wednesday 1 February 2012

The Wicked Wit of CD - Mr Squeers

Shelley Klein's collection of pithy and humourous extracts from the novels of Charles Dickens, The Wicked Wit of Charles Dickens, contains a wealth of my favourites and I'll pop one on each day from now to the great man's birth date, 7th Feb.

His description of the facial features of Dotheboys Hall's decidedly wicked 'headmaster', is both very funny and a masterpiece of vivid description making Squeers unforgettable from his very introduction.

"Mr Squeers's appearance was not prepossessing. He had but one eye and the popular prejudice runs in favour of two."

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