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Inside Their Heads: Psychological Profiles of Famous People by Richard D Ryder

Ryelands Publishing (Wellington, Somerset, 2015) – Reviewed by Jan Cooper. Richard D Ryder’s 2015 book, Inside their Heads: Psychological profiles of Famous People includes Charles Dickens amongst the famous people he looks at. Ryder is a PhD from Cambridge and … 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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Join us to celebrate Dickens’ 203rd Birthday

Join us for a celebration of Charles Dickens’ life and work to mark the 203rd anniversary of the author’s birth on Saturday 7 February 2015 at 2.30pm The celebrations will take place in front of the statue of Charles Dickens, Cnr Dickens … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Charles Dickens and Charlotte Brontë

The NSW Dickens Society and Australian Brontë Association invite you to attend a special lecture on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 at 6.00pm in the Adam Room at the Castlereagh Hotel, 169 Castlereagh Street, Sydney. Guest Speaker Associate Professor Sara Pearson, Department of … Continue reading

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Constance Dickens

Constance Dickens (nee Desailly) was the wife of Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens (Plorn), the youngest son of Catherine & Charles Dickens. Edward died in 1902 and is buried at Moree, NSW. Constance died on 11 April 1914 and was buried … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend: A Publishing History by Sean Grass

Ashgate Publishing (Farnham, Surrey, 2014) – Reviewed by Gary Corkill. Our Mutual Friend was the last completed novel by Charles Dickens. On its publication it received a scathing review by the young Henry James – “the poorest of Mr Dickens’ … Continue reading

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“North & South”: A Country Weekend

NORTH & SOUTH Country Weekend WALDORF LEURA GARDENS RESORT, LEURA & BLUE MOUNTAINS CULTURAL CENTRE, KATOOMBA Friday 31 October – Sunday 2 November 2014  This will be a fun, interactive weekend held by the NSW Dickens Society in conjunction with … Continue reading

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