Charles Dickens

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03, Sep, 2021 @2:39 PM

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The Turning Point by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst review – sparklingly informative
An intriguing new biography of Charles Dickens reveals how 1851 changed him and the world around him, making him the writer we still remember today

Kathryn Hughes

02, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Turning Point review – how Charles Dickens built Bleak House
Robert Douglas-Fairhurst gives us a wonderful study of Dickens’s life in 1851, a momentous year for the novelist and Britain as a whole

Anthony Quinn

22, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Putting down my phone and reading has saved my sleep | Naoise Dolan
I dreaded doing without my device’s dopamine dripfeed, but insomnia was out of control. Now I’m not only sleeping but reading with real pleasure

Naoise Dolan

12, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Weatherwatch: In Dickens’ Coketown, sun is harsher than frost
In Hard Times, Charles Dickens writes of boys ‘rowing a crazy boat’, every dip of oar stirring up vile smells

Tim Radford

17, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Top 10 books about platonic friendships | Nikita Lalwani
From Doris Lessing to Dickens and John Irving, these tales show how passionate, intense and vital ‘just’ friendships can be

Nikita Lalwani

07, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Oliver Twist’s London spotlit in new exhibition and walking tour
Charles Dickens Museum opens new display, which will encourage visitors to follow in the author’s footsteps around the nearby sites that inspired the novel

Alison Flood

28, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Top 10 novels told in a single day | James Clammer
From James Joyce and Virginia Woolf to Nicholson Baker, the ‘circadian novel’ can pack lifetimes of experience into 24 hours

James Clammer

09, Jun, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Unseen lockets reveal grief that haunted Charles Dickens’s writing
Tokens of affection were exchanged with sister-in-law whose early death influenced the author’s work

Vanessa Thorpe

09, May, 2021 @8:45 AM

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The Guardian view on the picture book: not just for children
Editorial: When a Nobel-prizewinning novelist turns to illustrated fiction, it’s time to question assumptions

Editorial

19, Mar, 2021 @6:33 PM

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Guardians of UK's literary jewels at risk in V&A plan to cut key library staff
Two-thirds of librarians will lose their jobs in restructuring at London museum under new proposals

Dalya Alberge

07, Mar, 2021 @10:30 AM

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'He's got the best banter': Rita Ora and Raff Law on working with Michael Caine in Twist
The singer is starring alongside Jude Law’s son in a modern-day remake of Oliver Twist. How did they find working with a film legend – and what did he think of working with them?

Ryan Gilbey

29, Jan, 2021 @10:00 AM

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