Remarkable Londoners

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Remarkable Londoners

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Jun 3, 2010, 9:25 am

Name the most unforgetable characters, male or female, from novels set in the city.

I start with Oliver Twist (Oliver Twist) and Ripley Bogle (Ripley Bogle).

Jun 3, 2010, 9:31 am

Becky Sharpe in Vanity Fair by Thackeray - the great survivor.

Jun 4, 2010, 1:24 am

Sherlock Holmes must certainly be added to the list

Jun 4, 2010, 9:03 am

Bertie Wooster and Jeeves. How can we forget them?

Jun 4, 2010, 8:07 pm

These are all great ones! There are so many other memorable Dickens characters, but my favorite is David Copperfield. I'd also like to suggest Horace Rumpole Rumpole of the Bailey and Amber St. Clair Forever Amber.

Edited: Jun 6, 2010, 12:09 pm

Shame on me, I have never read P. G. Wodehouse. Where should I start? Any recommendations?

Jun 6, 2010, 1:50 pm

#6> I would start with some of the Jeeves books, no matter what. They all are splendid and absolutely funny.

Jun 17, 2010, 1:55 pm

There are so many unforgettable London characters. But Sherlock Holmes may possibly be the greatest in my estimation.