World War II

Charles Dickens, Mayfair and Little America

From the evidence of his writings, Charles Dickens did not like Mayfair. More precisely, he did not like what, socially, it represented. Given that Dickens was prone to write more about what he disapproved of in life, than about what he approved of (no doubt that approach made business sense) it is no shock that Mayfair, when picked on, got the great man’s treatment.

Foxes Discovered in the City

The creatures are well-known in London suburbs, rummaging in dustbins and making a special contribution to the destabilisation of garden sheds through burying under them to make a home.

But as the picture shows, they are also in the City. Indeed, they are not recent arrivals, and the photo shows that they have been there since 1868.

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