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My father was an avid book collector all his life. Among other authors, he loved Charles Dickens. He gave me several of his favorite volumes of Dickens’s great works, like “A Tale of Two Cities,” “Oliver Twist,” “Nicholas Nickleby,” and “Great Expectations.” Dickens wrote his books in monthly installments in a magazine format. He was paid by the word. (I wish that was true for writing this Blog.) Reading his stories stretched over months. When the monthly installments would arrive on sailing ships straight from England, Continue reading