Montreal Dickens Fellowship
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Dickens Birthday Luncheon - February 7, 2017
Birthday 2017

Welcome to our Dickens' luncheon

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celebrating the 205th anniversary of Dickens' birthday

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"Place Dickens" within L'Usine de Spaghetti provides a lovely environment for our luncheon

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Salad bar

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Donna is standing against one of the stone walls. Shelves of antique books and old photos add the perfect ambience for our luncheon.

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Margaret, Susan, Ellie stand in another corner of the room

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16 of us gathered in the

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cozy back room

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Ellie welcomed everyone and gave an overview of the year to date and a preview of things to come

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Louise toasted the Montreal branch of the Dickens Fellowship

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Judith gave us a lively and entertaining reading and presentation on "Grip", the raven, and on the history of ravens in general

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Sylvia gave a warm and insightful toast to the "Immortal Memory" of Charles Dickens

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and a warm tribute to Ellie for her leadership

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Louise presented yet another spectacular birthday cake, this one bearing the image of a Royal Doulton Dickens character plate.

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Margaret dazzled us with her reading from Barnaby Rudge, making the characters come alive.

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Wilfrid topped off the reading with an emotion filled selection about Barnaby himself

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In honour of our fifth anniversary, Louise presented Ellie, on behalf of the members

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a beautiful ceramic toby jug of "The Highwayman", found at the Finnegan's Treasure Hunt

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A good time was had by all.