Eric asked me to post this:
"To Ian Keable (and others looking in):
As a matter of personal policy I don't read other people's reviews before writing my own, as I've found it can color my opinion before I've formed one. In this case I wrote the first draft of my review, focusing on the mistake made by Mr. Dawson in attributing to Dickens articles not written by Dickens from the periodicals. Then, when I read Mr. Keable's scholarly and far more knowledgable dissection, I discovered many important details and a plethora of other errors by Dawson I was unaware of. I drew from Mr. Keable's excellent research in subsequent drafts to strengthen and clarify my observations. Anyone reading his and my review can see where I have pulled from his work, and his name and full credit for original research I used in my review absolutely belong in my column. I did not mean to take credit for his outstanding work either directly or by omission. In fact, I had credited Mr. Keable in a longer version of my review, but in trimming the column down to the required size for publication I obviously cut those credits. It was a mistake--an amateurish but not intentional oversight--and I apologize publicly and sincerely to Mr. Keable, Genii readers, and my editor.