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Occupy LSX - The St Paul's Party is Over...?

“You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately...Depart I say; and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!”

These words are attributed to Oliver Cromwell for a speech that he made on 20 April 1653 to the Rump Parliament, but equally could symbolise the cry of the City of London Corporation before they trooped to the Court of Appeal to ask the Court to reject the appeal against eviction by the Occupy LSX Movement, who have been camped in the precincts of St Paul’s Cathedral since 15 October last year.

Charles Dickens' Lawyer

We are barely past the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth, and already the writers on Dickens are jostling to identify that new angle, and those with a meaty work coming out during 2012 are wondering if the nation will be exhausted, or overtaken by the Olympics, by the time their baby is born.

From where might the new angle come? “Inside leg measurements of Charles Dickens and of his literary contemporaries”? A long-forgotten competitor to “Household Words”, containing a claim that “Charles Dickens ate my hamster”? (See The Sun of 13th April 1986).

The Aldwych Theatre - Haven't They Done Well?

To the Aldwych this last week for a performance of Midnight Tango, but immediately thinking of having gone to the RSC production years back, in the same venue, of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby.

From Russia, with Love of Legal London

If not absolutely love of, then at least interest in, from a delightful group of young Russian lawyers whom I took around this week on a circular tour of the Inns of Court area of London, starting and finishing at the Law Society in Chancery Lane.

A Tale of Two Cities

A small gotcha if you have started to read this with Dickens in mind. However, the picture below will have made you question immediately whether this is about London and Paris.

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