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date: 17 April 2024

Warren's Blacking. 

Source:
The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens
Author(s):
Paul SchlickePaul Schlicke

A factory situated at 30 Hungerford Stairs, the Strand, where the 12-year-old Dickens was sent to work, putting covers and labels on pots of paste-blacking (used for boot polish), at a time when his parents were in the financial distress which soon landed them in the Marshalsea debtors' prison (... ...

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