Tag: Charles Dickens
Biographer: ‘we need Dickens more than ever’
This Christmas, a new TV drama will bring together Charles Dickens’s most beloved characters. It’s about time, says his biographer. Can art really change people’s minds?
Forecasters fuel hopes for a white Christmas
While the Met says it cannot be certain, there is a chance that Britain may see a relatively rare white Christmas this year. How and why is snow part of our Christmas tradition?
Great expectations for Dickens birthday bash
Britain’s greatest Victorian novelist was born exactly 200 years ago. He was a literary celebrity with hordes of adoring fans but, if he was alive today, would he still be writing books?
New book offers love lessons from literature
Released this week to critical acclaim, a new book called ‘Much Ado About Loving’ distils the works of the world’s literary greats into useful relationship advice for modern readers.
Great novelist celebrated against his dying wishes
Charles Dickens forbade any memorials or statues of himself. But as the 200th anniversary of his birth approaches, plans for a monument are afoot. Should we let him rest in peace?