Philip Weisberger

Toothpick Papers (A Dickens of a Profession)

You could not have missed the news that Charles Dickens would have been 200 this year. Recently, his ivory handled tooth pick sold for £7,000 at auction in America. Dental history in the making – we can only imagine the life of this toothpick. Victorian London was a dirty, poverty stricken place.On leaving his home in the morning, he wondered around getting inspiration for his writing. A bit like me!

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