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Loony Literary Links to Charles Dickens – Challenge!

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here at Loony Literature we enjoy both Literature and Family History.  Therefore we have decided to do a monthly feature- if the readers like it – on literary links which you may or may not be surprised about.   They are all true, apart from one – you have to decide which one it is.  Please put your answers in the comment box.  The true culprit will be identified in next month’s challenge.

Emily Dickinson, a poet to be remembered.

Charles Dickens is Emily Dickinson’s 5th cousin 3 times removed.

John Steinbeck – author and Nobel prize winner.

Charles Dickens is John Steinbeck’s 5th cousin 4 times removed.

Author J.M. Barrie – best remembered for Peter Pan

Charles Dickens is J.M. Barrie’s 2nd cousin 5 times removed.

Jonathan Swift fascinated thousands with “Gulliver’s Travels”.

Charles Dickens is Jonathan Swift’s 3rd cousin 4 times removed.

Jane Austen – author and wit.

Charles Dickens is Jane Austen’s 7th cousin 1 time removed.

Robert Louis Stevenson – Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde will never be forgotten.

Charles Dickens is Robert Louis Stevenson’s 7th cousin 2 times removed.

Sir Walter Scott – novelist and poet.

Charles Dickens is Sir Walter Scott’s 6th cousin 4 times removed.

Elvis Presley – what hips!

Charles Dickens is Elvis Presley’s 5th cousin 6 times removed.

George Eliot – author – used a male name to be taken seriously as a writer.

Charles Dickens is George Eliot’s 5th cousin 7 times removed.

Arthur Conan Doyle – Sherlock lives on.

Charles Dickens is Arthur Conan Doyle’s 6th cousin 4 times removed.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning – poet and wife of poet, Robert Browning.

Charles Dickens is Elizabeth Barratt Browning’s 7th cousin.

Aldous Huxley – a brave, new author?

Charles Dickens is Aldous Huxley’s  8th cousin 4 times removed.

Disclaimer – this is just for fun and all information is taken from who allow families to upload their history.  Neither Loony Literature or can be held responsible for any errors therefore.



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