Charles John Huffam Dickens was born in Portsmouth in 1812. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.
This is a book all about the books I received for my birthday, or to put it more honestly, books I received for my birthday, bought after Christmas without vouchers, bought after Christmas with vouchers
And just like that January has finished! It does not seem 2 minutes since we celebrated the new year, and here we are already one month down. Now having always dreaded January,
One of the lovely things about having a cosier, quieter January is dipping back into the classics. Thinking this might be a chance to tick off another BBC Big Read title, I had a yearning to read Oliver Twist
Released in 1843, this novella focuses on the miser Ebeneezer Scrooge, 'a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching covetous old sinner' who is visited by the ghost of his deceased business partner Jacob Marley.