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Audio: ‘Gin Palaces’ from 'Sketches by Boz'

In this audio excerpt, hear Dickens’s beautifully atmospheric depiction of a gin palace from Sketches by Boz.

Audio Transcript: ‘Drooping Buds’ from 'Household Words'

In this excerpt, Dickens describes a visit to the newly founded Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormond Street.

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