Tag Archives: Charles Dickens

Talking with Lynn Shepherd

Today, I’m delighted to be talking with Lynn Shepherd, author of Murder at Mansfield Park and Tom-All-Alone’s.   When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer?  Was there a specific event that made you decide? I … Continue reading

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Sensational Discovery. Oscar Wilde interviews.

I recently visited Paris with my wife.  One day, as we strolled along the Left Bank, a tremendous rain-storm sent us scurrying into an alley for cover.  It was quite dark in the alley and I banged my shin against … Continue reading

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Claire Tomalin’s Dickens: A Life

I can’t put down Claire Tomalin‘s biography of Charles Dickens.  I feel as if I am living in the nineteenth century, an observer of the writer’s life, perhaps a servant or maybe a butcher’s boy who calls with the chops … Continue reading

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September – a good time to holiday

Those people who don’t like the crowds, or the heat or don’t have children often choose to holiday in September.  Everything gets a little bit cheaper and the holiday destinations less frenetic.  I heartily recommend it. Charles Dickens was an … Continue reading

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