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Meet Lucinda Hawksley author of Dickens and Christmas 12-2pm

Come and meet Lucinda the great great great granddaughter of Charles and Catherine Dickens who will be signing copies of her brilliant new book Dickens and Christmas.

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Dickens and Christmas

by Lucinda Hawksley £19.99

Dickens and Christmas is an exploration of the 19th-century phenomenon that became the Christmas we know and love today and of the writer who changed, forever, the ways in which it is celebrated. Charles Dickens was born in an age of great social change. He survived childhood poverty to become the most adored and influential man of his time. Throughout his life, he campaigned tirelessly for better social conditions, including by his most famous work, A Christmas Carol. He wrote this novella specifically to strike a sledgehammer blow on behalf of the poor man s child , and it began the Victorians obsession with Christmas. This new book, written by one of his direct descendants, explores not only Dickens s most famous work, but also his all-too-often overlooked other Christmas novellas.