Dickens Book Club: January's featured title – Barnaby Rudge

By john joyce on 5 Jan 2012

Having in previous months featured such titles as The Mystery of Edwin Drood and A Tale of Two Cities on our virtual book club in support of our new exhibition, Dickens and London. We are focusing this month on one of Dickens less renowned works – Barnaby Rudge. It is early days in terms of my reading (and the sharing of my thoughts which can be found on our twitter and Facebook pages) but I have already been struck by how this work may have influenced a later addition to the Dickens canon, Great Expectations. I have also had a […]

Dickens Book Club October – A Tale of Two Cities

By john joyce on 30 Sep 2011

Preparations begin for October’s Dickens Book Club novel, A Tale of Two Cities with our Marketing Officer, Anne McMeekin. October’s Dickens Book Club has already kicked off in my household, descending as I have into Dickens’ murky world of the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy five in A Tale of Two Cities. Despite having studied English Literature at university my Dickens readometer is a little stunted (blame the tutors). Great Expectations (favourite all-time novel) and Oliver Twist (precious few show tunes) are the only two books I have made it to the end of. Even my dad’s fervent […]

Museum launches its social media activity for Dickens and London exhibition

By john joyce on 8 Sep 2011

If Charles Dickens was alive today do you think he would be part of the Twitterati or an avid Facebook fan? (Remember, this is the man who in September 1860 burnt the majority of his correspondence). Here at the Museum of London we have decided to honour Dickens’ work with a major exhibition Dickens and London which opens on 9 December 2011 in advance of the 200th anniversary of his birth, in 2012. We have plans for a number of social media initiatives that we hope will enhance both the exhibition and your visit, the first of which launches this Monday […]