We thought the mystery of ‘The Two Brothers’ was solved when the amazing work of the Dickens Decoders produced a full transcript of part II. But, thanks to two eagle eyed decoders, it soon emerged that it wasn’t just the ghost of the Slough brother that we’d ‘seen […] before tonight’. Find out more and download a full transcript.
Our June #SolveItDickens challenge focuses on ‘Anecdote’ part I. What is this mysterious anecdote about? We’ll need to transcribe the text to find out!
The Dickens Decoders have done it again! Find out what happens next in ‘Nelson’ part II and download a near complete transcript.
Our May #SolveItDickens challenge focuses on ‘The Two Brothers’ part II. Can we work out how this mysterious ghost story ends?
Deadline: 31 May 2022
Finding a source text is one of the most effective ways to decode Dickens’s shorthand – but it’s not as easy as it sounds… Join us for a practical online workshop to develop your own search strategy
The mystery deepens with April’s challenge focusing on ‘Nelson’ part II. Look out for words written in longhand that provide additional context clues. Happy solving!
Deadline: 29 April
The secrets of the Tavistock letter are finally revealed, thanks to the amazing work of our Dickens Decoders. Find out more and download a transcript of the letter in this post.
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For media enquiries please visit our ‘Contact’ page. Check out the links below for media coverage of the Dickens Code project. TV ARTE – 28 minutes – Le magazine d’actualité (8 February 2022) [from 40.43] ITV News at Ten (7…