Charles Dickens, A Very Peculiar History

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Andrews UK Limited, Dec 20, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 189 pages
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Taking a unique look at one of the most acclaimed and best-loved English writers of the nineteenth century, 'Charles Dickens, A Very Peculiar History' asks why, what, where, how and who the Dickens was Charles Dickens? Why did he keep a pet raven that pecked at his children's shins? Why did he have a tunnel built under the road in front of his country house? Was his dying corpse really carried from his mistress's house where he collapsed to his family home, so that he could die 'respectably'? Find out the answers to these questions and even more bizarre ones throughout the book, which features quirky stories and fascinating trivia about this singularly complex man and consummate artist.
 

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Section 4
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Section 7
Section 8
Section 9
Section 10
Section 11
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Fiona Macdonald studied history at Cambridge University, England, and at the University of East Anglia. She has taughts in schools and universities and is the author of numerous books on historical topics.

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