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Thread #135928   Message #3105581
Posted By: GUEST,Folk Star
02-Mar-11 - 09:22 AM
Thread Name: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival (2011)
Subject: RE: Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival (England
Oh you have got me started!! Micawber - great choice of name by the way!

Wilkins Micawber is a fictional character from Charles Dickens' 1850 novel David Copperfield. He was modelled on Dickens' father, John Dickens, who also ended up in a debtors' prison (the King's Bench Prison) after failing to meet the demands of his creditors.

He is hired as a subordinate by Uriah Heep, who believes Micawber to be as dishonest as himself due to his troubles with creditors.