AN Wilson

The Mystery of Charles Dickens

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Sat 16th May 2020 Start Time: 4:00 pm End Time: 5:00 pm

Baillie Gifford Auditorium, Stratford Play House


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We welcome the prize-winning novelist (My Name Is Legion, Winnie and Wolf, The Potter’s Hand), and biographer whose subjects have included John Betjeman and Queen Victoria. He has also presented documentaries for the BBC. Now he turns a lively and insightful eye on the imaginative genius of Charles Dickens, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of his death.

Going beyond standard narrative biography, AN Wilson brilliantly revisits the spring of Dickens’s vast and wild imagination, to reveal at long last why his novels captured the hearts of nineteenth century readers - and why they continue to resonate today

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