Charles Dickens

 
The restless genius whose life reads like a novel
The restless genius whose life reads like a novel
Becoming Dickens: The Invention of a Novelist by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst (Harvard) Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin (Viking)...
Celebrations mark birth of Charles Dickens
Celebrations mark birth of Charles Dickens
Prince Charles led global celebrations on Tuesday marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, one of English literature's most...
Host of Christmas past
Host of Christmas past
In true Dickensian style, a magnificent gift has arrived at the doorstep of Charles Dickens's only surviving London home, just as volunteers were...
Twist to Dickens's hungry hero
Twist to Dickens's hungry hero
Oliver Twist wouldn't have needed any more gruel in real life, scientists said on Thursday.
Back to the storyboard
Back to the storyboard
Many had written off the chances that Arundhati Roy would return to the world of fiction. Her astounding first novel, The God of Small Things, won the Booker in 1997. Ten years and six million copies later there was still no repeat of the lyrical, whirling debut. Instead Roy...
Quarter of Brits think Churchill was myth
Quarter of Brits think Churchill was myth
Britons are losing their grip on reality, according to a poll that came out on Monday, which showed that nearly a quarter think Winston Churchill...

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