Monthly Archives: June 2017

NSWDS June 2017 Meeting

President Louise Owens opened the meeting – attended by 63 members and friends  – drawing our attention to our new logo, followed by details of the confirmed plans for the Dickens Fellowship International Conference Boz in Oz: Charles Dickens’ Colonial Connections to … Continue reading

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Going Places, Meeting People – Dickens’ Guided Tours of London

Reviewed by Kim Hapgood. The first of Sketches By Boz that I chose to read was “Seven Dials”: I should have chosen otherwise! It took me a very long time to read this very short story – but that’s exactly … Continue reading

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Dickens at Gad’s Hill by Alan S Watts

Publisher: Cedric Dickens and Elvendon Pres (1989) – Reviewed by Brigitte Lucey.   Alan S. Watts when writing Dickens at Gad’s Hill was Honorary General Secretary of the Dickens Fellowship. He later became its President (1990-92). His insight into Charles … Continue reading

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Dickens by Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Sinclair-Stevenson Limited (London 1990) – Reviewed by Dr Noel Wallis. Dickens’ birth, life & death…a gleaning from Peter Ackroyd’s book: My wife and I recently spent a week at Caloundra on the Queensland Sunshine Coast, and on one day … Continue reading

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London Pictures: drawn with Pen and Pencil by The Rev. Richard Lovett M.A.

Publisher: The Religious Tract Society (London 1890) – Reviewed by Dr Noel Wallis. I was browsing one of my ‘ancient’ library books and came across this piece of Dickensian history in London Pictures: drawn with Pen and Pencil by the Rev Richard … Continue reading

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