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A Dickens of a 204th birthday!

On Sunday 7th February 2016 some thirty members and friends gathered under sunny skies in Centennial Park to celebrate the 204th birthday of Dickens at his statue. Michelle Cavanagh welcomed guests at what was her final official engagement as President, … Continue reading

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Join us to celebrate Dickens’ 204th Birthday

Join us for a celebration of Charles Dickens’ life and work to mark the 204th anniversary of the author’s birth on Sunday 7 February 2016 at 2.30pm The celebrations will take place in front of the statue of Charles Dickens, Cnr Dickens Drive … Continue reading

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The Dog in the Dickensian Imagination by Beryl Gray

Ashgate Publishing (Farnham, Surrey 2014) – Reviewed by Malvina Yock. This book explores the dogs in Charles Dickens’ life, both real and fictional. It begins with a lively introduction from the author, asserting that the streets of London where Dickens … Continue reading

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2016 NSW Dickens Society Events

2016 Program Sunday 7 February Dickens’ 204th birthday celebration, around Dickens Statue, Dickens Drive, Centennial Park.  Join us for birthday cake, champagne and orange juice @ 2.30pm Saturday 13 February AGM + A Reader’s Walk Through Dickens – Malvina Yock Saturday 9 … Continue reading

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NSW Dickens Society Christmas Lunch 2015

Dickens/Brontë Christmas Lunch 2015 Saturday 28 November 2015 12 noon for 12.30pm Cello’s Restaurant Castlereagh Hotel 169 Castlereagh Street Sydney Cost $65.00 for Members and $70.00 for Non Members – Drinks at own expense. There will be a Christmas Raffle … Continue reading

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Writers in the Park

Organisers of the inaugural Writers in the Park invited NSWDS to take part in the Festival which was staged at Centennial Park, the home of Dickens statue. The event took place on Sunday 27 September 2015. It was an excellent … Continue reading

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Performing Authorship in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Lecture Tour by Amanda Adams

Ashgate Publishing (Farnham, Surrey, 2014) – Reviewed by Graham Harman. What is it? At 148 pages, plus a further 20 pages of Bibliography and Index, Amanda Adams’ latest offering is a slender volume; but you won’t breeze through this substantive … Continue reading

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