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Finding Charles Clark

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Charles Clark: UK Pun Champion, 185

27 August 2015

For the past 8 years, there has been an award for the funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This year, the prize went to Darren Walsh for his one liner “I just...

Letter, March 14th 1837, to John Russell Smith

11 March 2015

This is the first in a series of blog posts that features an entire letter from the many sent by Charles Clark to John Russell Smith. The first was posted on this day in 1837, 178 years...

Dispatches from Holland…

5 March 2015

It is no surprise that on World Book Day, we are thinking about Charles Clark, and his books. At the time of his death, Clark had amassed a library of over 2,500 volumes. From his letters,...

The Bard of Totham

29 July 2014

The Totham 1821 Symposium, organised by James Bettley, will take place this November. We will contribute to it (sadly from afar), and it has already got us thinking about the reputation...