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Fashion and Festive 12-13-14

Festive Gingerbread Man

Gingerbread Man Peppermint Bark

 

Appropriate for this festive time of the year, Charles Dickens (Paul Jacques) visited the High Desert California Writers Club today in Apple Valley.

Charles Dickens

President Dwight Norris and “Charles Dickens” (Paul Jacques)

Lots of Christmastime fashion of red, green, sweaters, and hats filled the meeting room at Apple Valley Library as the honored special guest greeted the club members with Dickens folklore.

HDCWC blogger and writer members

Angie and Molly Jo, the bloggers!

Dickens festivals are celebrated around the country. One such event is Dickens On The Strand that is held annually in Galveston, Texas.  Another is Dickens Festival in Riverside, California. If Dickens could somehow appear at one of these to observe, he might would think nothing much has changed as everyone dresses up for the occasion in Victorian era fashion.

Dickens’ novels portrayed the life and conditions of poor society in Victorian England.  His father had financial difficulties, and Dickens had to work at the young age of twelve. What would he think now I wonder? Did you know that A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens published in 1859 is one of the most recognized historical novels? It has sold over 200 million copies.

On this history-making day of 12-13-14 colors of red and green, stylish hats, plaids, scarves and sweaters still are fashionable in this 21st century at Christmastime. It’s a festive time of the year when everyone wants to feel the warmth of love and comfort.

Happy Holidays to you, and may you feel the warmth and love during this season.

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