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Ruined House – an act of public reading – took place today between 10.45am and 11.45am on the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. The first of a new series of public interventions by dot to dot active arts CIC.

I repeatedly read ‘A Note on The Title’ from the appendices of Bleak House by Charles Dickens, 1853.  A list of ten possible titles for the novel.

The transcript is as follows:

1. Tom-All-Alone’s / The Ruined House
2. Tom-All-Alone’s / The Solitary House / [That never knew happiness] / That was always shut up.
Bleak House Academy / The East Wind
3. Tom-All-Alone’s / The Ruined Building/Factory/Mill/House. / That got into Chancery / and never got out.
4. Tom-All-Alone’s / The Solitary House / where the grass grew.
5. Tom-All-Alone’s / The Solitary House / That was always shut up / never lighted.
6. Tom-All-Alone’s / The Ruined Mill / That got into Chancery / and never got out
7. Tom-All-Alone’s / The Solitary House / where The Wind howled.
8. Tom-All-Alone’s / The Ruined [Mill] House / That got into Chancery / and never got out
9. (A fair copy of 8., without the word ‘Mill’ written and then deleted as above.)
10. Bleak House / and the East Wind / How they both got into Chancery / and never got out.
Bleak House.

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