Monday, March 5, 2012

Book Review

Charles DickensCharles Dickens by Lucinda Dickens Hawksley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a totally delightful book on the life of Dickens! The huge format with lots of beautiful pictures and drawings makes for such an interesting read. The inclusion of copies of documents from the family only adds to the charm.

Written by Dickens great-great-great granddaughter, we are given an abbreviated look at each stage of his life, and those of his children. Two page spreads are given to each of his major works and the background of their writing.

For the true Dickens fan, this book is simply an added gem for their treasury, but for those who would like simply a good overview of his life and work, this book is perfect.

Given that this is the 200 year anniversary of Dickens birth, this rates a read from any and all who so love and admire his work.

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