Why not join me on Saturday afternoon to stroll through Clerkenwell?
The old Borough of Finsbury has a strong history of print and publishing and many fictional links too. Bank notes; three national newspapers; periodicals from Edward Cave’s The Gentleman (the first ever magazine) through Lenin’s ISKRA to feminist Spare Rib in the 1980s. Of these had their home within a short walk of our starting point at Farringdon Station.
For George Gissing it was the Nether World. Charles Dickens used the area widely in his novels and we will see where Oliver first encountered Mr Brownlow and the square where the ‘real’ Miss Haversham lived.