Topic: Charles-Dickens

Classic Novels Turned Chick-Lit

Classic Novels Turned Chick-Lit

Some of our friends have been getting push-back from their editors that their manuscripts could be a little bit more “chick lit.” Which is sort of like Picasso presenting ‘The Old Guitarist’ and being told “more pink! And put a cupcake in it!” But then, cupcakes are delightful. So here are some classic novels we made a little bit lighter, a little brighter, a little bit more chick-lit. More »

Charles Dickens, Like Many Other People, Was Nervous On His Wedding Day

Charles Dickens, Like Many Other People, Was Nervous On His Wedding Day

According to a handwriting analysis expert, Charles Dickens’ signature on his marriage certificate proves that he was “nervous” when he got married. “A strong right hand slant implies a heightened sense of emotion, while a curled stroke on the ‘D’ implies showmanship and self-defensiveness,” sayeth the expert. This apparently differs from other examples of Dickens’ penmanship. More »