The London Gazette December 17, 1843 Volume 12 1shilling Book of the Month Released Insert a downloaded picture of Dickens here before showing A Christmas Carol by A Christmas Carol was to your students as a Charles Dickens was released written by Dickens in a six student sample. as the December book of the weeks period. Charles Dickens month. This festive story told the London Gazette that the promises to be Dickens greatest idea for the story was inspired success to date. Thus far, from his own life. It is the reviews have been quite story of many of the poor in favorable. Originally the London and the severe economic publishers printed 6,000 copies, hardship and poverty that effects …and it was always which have already sold out. A so many. Dickens hopes that said of him, that he source told this journalist that people will read the story and knew how to keep the publishers have promised open their hearts to the plight of Christmas well, if any man alive that 2,000 more copies will be those who are less fortunate. possessed that available by January 6th. Charles Dickens also wrote knowledge. May that Dickens commissioned the Sketches by Boz, Oliver be truly said of us, great Victorian satirist John Twist, Pickwick Papers, and and all of us! Leech to produce four hand Nicholas Nickleby. colored etching and four wood engravings to illustrate the short novel. Leech, who was forced to stop his medical Drinking Oneself to Death Inside joined forces with studies, this issue: several publishers such as The Recently it has come to my attention that the condition of Illustrated London News and the Thames is at an all time low. The water is not fit for Punch. human, nor animal consumption. To the casual observer, In This Issue on any given day, one might see canines, felines, and vegetable matter floating along its muddy banks. Christmas Recipes Page 2 Those who stroll along the river are greeted with the sight Ettiquette Rules Page 2 of juveniles cleaning themselves as the sewer system Parlour Games Page 3 Safe Streets & Prisons Page 4 dumps its offal in alarming numbers. It is time for city Travel Page 5 leaders to take action!