News from our Dickens Book Club

By john joyce on 31 Jan 2012

Have the recent TV and radio adaptations alongside celebrations for the upcoming 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens seen you revisit or read for the first time a work by this creative genius? If so there is still time to join our Dickens Book Club and share your thoughts on the work of this great author via Facebook and Twitter. We will be focusing on Bleak House in February, sharing favourite passages and our thoughts as we progress through this work. We will also be completing our reading of Barnaby Rudge from January, so do look out for updates here as […]

Dickens Book Club December – why I love Dickens

By sue neaves on 1 Dec 2011

Sue Neaves, Programme Manager (Family Learning) is just about to start reading (or rather re-reading) A Christmas Carol for our Dickens Book Club. Here are Sue’s initial thoughts: With its message of hope A Christmas Carol is an obvious Christmas choice quite apart from the setting. Some people don’t like reading Dickens. They say it is complicated, full of exaggerated characters and unlikely coincidences; just like real life, then. Please persevere. If you doubt that life is full of colourful characters and people behaving in extraordinary and ridiculous ways then you must come from a somewhat sheltered background. I think many of us […]