Dicken’s World

Culture and Media

Charles Dickens grew up in Chatham, near London, where a theme park recreating the era is planned. Characters from his novels will people the cobbled streets. I wonder if they will have dioramas depicting pale women dying of consumption, child labor and sad orphans. Hopefully their food stands won’t serve thin gruel, served by nasty, red-faced people with bad teeth, who will whip your shins if you ask for another helping.