Saturday 15 November 2008

Bleak House, England

Never posted, and undated.

Bleak House, originally called Fort House, is one of the most prominent buildings in Broadstairs, Kent.  Charles Dickens stayed in Broadstairs for his summer holidays and wrote much of David Copperfield in Bleak House.


  1. Looks like something out of one of my nightmares.

  2. @Jodi, I think it overlooks the town.
    @Mike, that good? :)

  3. I like it. Wonder how it got it's name? Of course, David Copperfield's future wasn't all that perky either. Until he became a magician in Las Vegas. I love Dickens. Rather grim, but most of his stories had happy endings. Except for that barber who made sausages out of his enemies. But then, that wasn't written by Dickens, was it? The longer I think about it, there were quite a few things not written by Dickens.

  4. Ah, now there I can tell you Max, that the house was in fact named after the book. Dickens, that not so prolific writer, knew it as Fort House, and it wasn't until afterwards that it was renamed.

  5. Hans Christian Andersen visited (and stayed with) Charles Dickens, for about 5 weeks. The article I read stated that David Copperfield was published right after Andersen left. I wonder if he stayed with Dickins in this house.

  6. I didn't know Hans Christian Andersen had been to visit Dickens at all! I didn't know they knew each other, or even that they were contemporaries. Interesting, thank you!


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