The last unfinished novel by CHARLES DICKENS was 'THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD'....But after extensive research i've found the ending. It was either something to do with Edwin and his lady friend surviving a nuclear blast and riding across the desolation towards the sun to start a new world away from the city of apes. The other is.."And they all lived happily ever after!"...Take no notice of the BBC's made up ending from their costume drama over christmas. It turns out that our greatest dead writer woul've been 200 about now, but he died which puts the'kibosh' on any birthday celebrations friends and fans were planning. My friend Dave, or WEE DAVEY, as he's called having lived up in Glasgow for many years now is a massive fan and he's the reason i drew up the piccie for him. I have to admit to not being a fan, exposed to a little of 'GREAT EXPECTATIONS' at school, as with SHAKESPEARE, i'm totally ignorant ,my only introduction was at school with 'THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.'
I dont know if i'll ever get any further wit Bill Shakespeare, but i may give Dickens a shot. Just recently i've read a few books about the days of BARE KNUCKLE PRIZEFIGHTING from the last century and it's a fascinating story and time . I've also read about JACK THE RIPPER, so with serial killers slaughtering ladies of ill-repute and big fellahs knocking 'seven bells' out of each other for hundreds of rounds, and i like the cartoonists,GILRAY,HOGARTH,ETC of the time ,so it does seem to be an interesting time and place. Theres also the amazing names that Dickens used for his characters, i did look them up on the computer ,but i havent the time to get them at the moment, but some crackers. So i might have a go at Charlie as a birthday prsent ,will he get royalties for book sales up in heaven.