Charles Kingsley

July 31, 2010

A leather bookmark about novelist Charles Kingsley (1819 – 1875).

Kingsley’s great classic, The Water-Babies, is a kind of fairytale about a boy chimney-sweep, which retained its popularity well into the 20th century. He also wrote the novel Westward Ho! , which led to the founding of a town  by the same name (the only place name in England which contains an exclamation mark) and even inspired the construction of a railway, the Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway.


A statue of Charles Kingsley at Bideford (Wikipedia.com)

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