…as Google has noted, today is the bicentenial of the birth of Our Mutual Friend.
Would our Hard Times give him plenty of ammunition to write A Tale of…a Bleak House?
Or, perhaps, he would look ahead with Great Expectations and not discard us like an Old Curiosity Shop.
Be a kind observer in the Pickwick Papers or The Mudfog Papers and write with a gentle Twist about The Life and Adventures of …, or The Mystery of… Our Mutual Friend(s)?
Dear Master Dickens we could use you now.