If I had forgotten that Charles Dickens was born 200 years ago on 7 February 1812, I would not have been listening to the BBC or using Google – both of which are regular parts of my day! There is a special Google doodle – in my view not one of the best ones, but still a doodle is definitely better than no doodle – and the BBC Worldservice and other media in the US and the UK are full of stories related to him.
I won’t talk about any of his books – though I have read several of them, but it was a long time ago.
Maybe I should consider a re-read or two?
So indeed I pay a very small homage to an author whose words “Please sir, I want some more” are on this very day used by Ghanaian politicians and the media when talking about aid.