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Charles Clark: UK Pun Champion, 1852

For the past 8 years, there has been an award for the funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This year, the prize went to Darren Walsh for his one liner “I just deleted all the German names off my phone. … Continue reading

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Charles Clark, Byron, and Don Juan.

Given Charles Clark’s love of comic poetry, satire, and controversy, we should not be surprised to find that Byron was one of his favourite writers. While Clark considered Thomas Hood and John Clare his literary heroes, his frequent quotations from … Continue reading

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Charles Clark, Seamus Heaney, and Strawberries.

Charles Clark, Seamus Heaney, and Strawberries. The letters of Charles Clark are deeply concerned with his sense of place. His letters mention his favourite place, Tiptree, almost four hundred times. Clark’s ‘favourite old Tiptree’, a village in Essex about 5 … Continue reading

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A Trip to Essex

After we had found out everything we could about Charles Clark from searching the internet we knew that the next step forward was to visit the Public Records Office in Essex. In 2010 Carrie and I won the Antiquarian Booksellers … Continue reading

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The Bookplate

A version of The Bookplate Poem that Started It All … Follow @charlesclarkjrs

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