Visitors to the Dickens Museum may be surprised to see a gravestone in the back garden. Of course it is perfectly legal to be buried in your own garden if you’re lucky enough to own one. But this headstone is a cenotaph: no bones lay beneath it. The actual person it commemorates has a fascinating […]Read More Why Is There a Headstone in the Dickens Museum?
There was no denying it: it was soaking wet and the rain was penetrating our clothing, giving us an uncomfortable chill. It was overcast, boggy and damp. I, along with Christina, have visited many cemeteries before but on this occasion, it was verging on the downright unpleasant. There was no blue sky. It was just […]Read More The Mystery of Montague Fowler, Part Four