A Christmas Carol

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A&C Black, Dec 1, 2011 - Fiction - 128 pages
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Christmas past, present, and future and the redemptive power of giving are brought vividly to life by Monica Dickens' reading of A Christmas Carol together with the original text.

Christmas can be happy and difficult in equal measure. Charles and Monica Dickens recognized this and both have left an extraordinary legacy affirming the redemptive power of giving.

First published in 1843, A Christmas Carol tells the timeless tale of Scrooge, the most miserly of all misers, and how he is shown the true meaning of Christmas by four ghostly visitors - his partner Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet To Come. By Christmas day, he has learnt his lesson and is willing to enter into the spirit of things.

Monica Dickens reads A Christmas Carol as it was read to her by her grandfather, who in turn heard it from the author himself. Monica Dickens gave an everlasting gift to others by establishing the Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands in Falmouth, Massachusetts in 1977. This recording is the original radio version which has been enhanced by new music and engineering to honor them both. Proceeds will benefit Samaritan crisis lines, support groups for those who have lost someone to suicide, and community outreach programs.

God Bless Us, Every One!
 

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I think being cold and hard like Scrooge is very sad and lonely thing. I want to be friendly always.And I want to enjoy everyday with my family and friends. But , through many experiences, Scrooge ... Read full review

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Charles Dickens, 7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870, was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.

Monica Dickens, MBE, 10 May 1915 - 25 December 1992, great- granddaughter of Charles Dickens and author of over 40 books for adults and children. Disillusioned with the world she was brought up in - she was expelled from St Paul's Girls' School in London before she was presented at court as a debutante - she decided to go into service and her experiences as a cook and general servant formed the basis of her first book, One Pair Of Hands in 1939. She married a United States Navy officer and moved to America where she continued to write, most of her books being set in Britain.

Monica Dickens had strong humanitarian interests and founded the Cape Cod and the Islands Samaritans in 1977, and it is for this charity that she recorded this audio edition of A Christmas Carol to benefit Samaritan crisis lines, support groups for those who have lost someone to suicide, and community outreach programs. In 1985 she returned to the UK after the death of her husband, and continued to write until her death on Christmas Day 1992.

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