Dickens Book Club February – Bleak House

By other museum staff on 1 Feb 2012

Welcome to the February Dickens Book Club. My name is Sally, the Librarian at the Museum of London, and I have volunteered to read Bleak House with the book club as it is a novel I studied at school (rather a long time ago now) and enjoyed.  Whereas studying ‘Silas Marner’ put me right off George Eliot, ‘Bleak House’ was so good it  encouraged me to go on and read other books by Dickens, although none of them ever seemed to match up to original impact of ‘Bleak House’. I am looking forward to revisiting the novel as an older […]

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: 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 […]