At Gadshill at Christmas time we had a great deal of nonsense, for that dear man had the greatest delight in nonsense that ever existed.
The summer of 1860 was as full of stressful events for Dickens as 1859 had been. In mid-July, his favourite daughter Katey married Charles Collins, the son of Wilkie Collins. By his own account, Dickens made the required arrangements for a successful wedding, but disapproved strongly of the marriage....
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