20 classics #15: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

I’m reading 20 classic, modern-classic or cult books. Read more about this project here. See the other classics here. Why did I want to read it? Because I already know and love the story so well (mainly via Scrooged and A Muppet Christmas Carol) and I’ve been meaning to read the original around Christmas-time for years! When was it published? First … Continue reading 20 classics #15: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Writing & playing Dickens: Q&A with Simon Callow (MWF 2012)

Cross-posted from the Melbourne Writers Festival 2012 blog. Simon Callow is an actor, writer and this year's festival keynote speaker. At the festival he'll be talking about the great storyteller Charles Dickens, the subject of his latest book Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World. I asked him a few questions about his work... You’ve … Continue reading Writing & playing Dickens: Q&A with Simon Callow (MWF 2012)

Happy 200th birthday Charles Dickens

What better way to celebrate than by downloading all of his books (via The University of Adelaide)? You might also like to read 'A Letter to Charles Dickens on his 200th Birthday' by Dickens biographer Claire Tomalin. I've also loved pottering about lately on Dickens Journals Online which I was introduced to by Whispering Gums, who reviewed Margaret … Continue reading Happy 200th birthday Charles Dickens