Monday, December 13, 2010

Ten of the best handkerchiefs in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best handkerchiefs in literature.

One entry on the list:
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

The Artful Dodger and Charlie Bates specialise in stealing handkerchiefs from gentleman's pockets. The Dodger and Bates lift a handkerchief belonging to a passing gentleman, Mr Brownlow, who apprehends Oliver and thereby becomes his benefactor.
Read about another entry on the list.

Oliver Twist is one of John Inverdale's six best books.

--Marshal Zeringue