Math, the Dickens?!?

15bob = 15 shillings = 0.75 pounds. Assuming no vacation that’s 52*0.75 = £39 in a year. So what is 39 quid when Dickens wrote the book worth today?

Hint: it’s not over $27k, no matter what the meme that got him going says.

Let’s figure that Dickens wasn’t totally up to date on the going cost in 1943.  Let’s say that he was almost a decade behind, and go with 1935…oh, wait, that’s the exact same as ’43….

Go ahead and check his math.

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