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On the trail of Charles Dickens

Talks - History; Talks - General Interest

Event Description

Charles Dickens absorbed everything he saw, filtered it through his genius, and gave the places and people he wrote about immortality in his books. In doing this, he not only created timeless classics of literature but also documented the rapidly-changing world of the nineteenth century. Looking in particular at some of his most famous works - Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities - this talk peeps into the vanished landscape of Dickens and his characters and explores what still remains to be seen, as we meet once again with Sidney Carton, Pip and Estella, Scrooge, Fagin, and the Artful Dodger.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
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Meet The Speaker, Richard

Richard combines acting, writing and lecturing. He has lectured in many venues including the National Army Museum and the Museum of London, presents virtual lectures online, and has guided for many years for London Walks. He has written for The Journal of Popular Film and Television, The Sherlock Holmes Journal, and the P G Wodehouse journal Wooster Sauce. A specialist in voice work, he has narrated numerous documentaries and 150 audiobooks.

Preparing for the Event

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We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!