What the Dickens???

Been a bit busy at work this week so I haven’t been able to do much in the way of celebrating the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens – and besides I’m on a Mitford kick right now.  However lest you think of me as an uncultured dolt who doesn’t observe important literary anniversaries I present the following sent me by my friend Cathy.

Behind every great writer there’s a nit-picking editor!!!!

08 February – 1879:  Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.