20 of us gathered at the L'Usine de Spaghetti Restaurant
in Old Montreal to celebrate Dickens's 208th birthday
We assembled in the historic "Dickens Place"
Several of our members brought friends and family who were most welcome.
The back of the restaurant is where Dickens himself is said to have spent time writing in 1842.
After Ellie made an introduction and review of our year to date and preview of what is to come,
Ellie presented a book on Dickens to Margaret, winner of our Christmas Dickens trivia quiz.
Louise reviewed an article about what makes Dickens relevant to readers today.
Margaret read a rousing excerpt from Nicholas Nickleby
in which her favorite heroine, Kate Nickleby, stood up to her evil uncle Ralph
Our Dickens trivia quiz, prepared by Judith, challenged us to match 20 Dickens characters with their occupations.
Judith entertained us with an excerpt from "Great Expectations" in which we are introduced to the Gargery family.
Our meal waas capped off by the presentation of another beautiful cake.
We raffled off the many presents our members had generously donated
We raised $129. for the Tiny Tim Fund of the Montreal Children's Hospital
Thank you to everyone from the Montreal Dickens Fellowship and from the L'Usine de Spaghetti Restaurant for helping to make this event so special!
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