Dickens’ Birthday


It’s the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birthday today – even Google is celebrating with one of their occasional doodles (see below).

We won’t try to link to all the free versions of Dickens’ books which you can download for your Kindle or other, they’re easy enough to find via your favourite ebook site.

Portsmouth, Dickens’ birthplace of course, has a number of events happening and TOTD is looking forward to seeing Simon Callow http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Callow reading excerpts from his new biography at the New Theatre Royal: http://www.newtheatreroyal.com/index.php/whats-on/simon-callow As someone who has played Dickens on stage and even in Doctor Who (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unquiet_Dead), to great acclaim, he’s the ideal choice.  You can see him talking about the great man here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16883569



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