Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Monica Dickens

recounts the marriage of her parents. She was the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens and was born in 1915.

"The streets (in Notting Hill) used to be a center for all kinds of strange occult sects with weird signs on the doors. My parents were told that they could not marry until they could afford two servants. So they were engaged for four years but it never occurred to them to get married before that. After the wedding they were driving away from the church and my mother turned to my father and said, "NOW will you tell me what Oscar Wilde did?" as he had promised her that he would let her know only after they were married.

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