American Museum in Britain: Telling Our Story... →
The portraits that line a newly refurbished gallery provide a record of what might be called “ordinary” people, though Charles Dickens, on a visit to the U.S. in 1842, dismissed the works because they were of the “middling classes,” deriding one as being by a traveling painter who had just “daubed the door of a nearby inn.” He may well have. What Dickens...
What the Dickens? Author's Bleak House holiday... →
Estate agents have great expectations about the sale of this seaside property - once the holiday home of Charles Dickens. The Victorian author spent his summer holidays at the cliff-top residence and wrote the novel David Copperfield there. The sea views of the English Channel from the study also inspired his 1852 book Bleak House.
Q&A With Rachel Walsh On Bringing Charles Dickens... →
When she was given the project of explaining a bit of modern technology to a person who lived and died before 1900, Rachel Walsh created a version of the Kindle to show Charles Dickens in terms that he would understand — 40 detailed miniature books placed inside a large hardback.
Treasure hunt to solve riddle of park's missing... →
”Some may have been irretrievably lost, some destroyed. But we’re hopeful that others may turn up,” said Ms Smart, whose search-and-rescue mission was inspired by the recovery of Charles Dickens after 40 years’ absence. His headless statue was located in the backyard of a home in Wentworth Falls following an appeal in the Herald’s Column 8. It was reinstalled,...
Greenwich Fair: Where Dickens let his hair down →
150 years after it was shut down for debauchery, Charles Dickens’ favourite fair is back.
I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not...– Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (1861)
Dickens had twisted view of school head →
Was the inspiration for Wackford Squeers, the wicked schoolmaster in Nicholas Nickleby, actually that bad? His descendant wants to prove so: The great-great-grandson of a headmaster whose reputation was ruined by Charles Dickens is campaigning to clear his name – almost 180 years on.
Lebanon's 'secret' gardens open →
Before Highway 50, the only route people used to travel to the Mississippi from central Illinois was the old Vincennes trail. Dignitaries, locals and Native Americans used the trail to work, travel and play. Charles Dickens once arrived with a party of 14 people and stayed at The Mermaid Inn, a quaint house that stood right on the side of the trail…
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Looking towards the open window, I saw light wreaths from Joe’s pipe floating...– Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (1860)
British Library launch classic book reading ap →
All titles are in the public domain, and include Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. Unlike e-books, the app uses scanned copies of original editions.
Call for artists to create Charles Dickens trail... →
The ‘Dickens in The Borough’ group has issued an invitation to artists for expressions of interest to ‘develop an artwork’ to commemorate the Charles Dickens bicentenary.
When bad people write great books →
A reader wonders if she really wants to know the dark side of her favorite author (Dickens)
In pictures: Charles Dickens' home Gad's Hill in... →
On the 141st anniversary of Charles Dickens’ death, a project has begun which will allow his former home in Higham near Rochester, Gad’s Hill Place, to be open to the public.
In “Bleak House,” Evidence that We Were Born to... →
Get in line for industrial-strength theatre →
Murrays’ Mills in Manchester is the perfect setting for an immersive take on Dickens’s bleak, grimy Hard Times, says Paul Vallely
Chic Victorian school conversions make for... →
Bowes Hall, at Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, was one of the notorious Yorkshire schools of the 19th century. These institutions were infamous for their harsh treatment of children. Bowes Hall is said to be the basis for the brutal school in Charles Dickens’ novel Nicholas Nickleby. After the school closed, it was used as a farmhouse until the Fifties. Then it became derelict, before a major...