We know. Probably the last thing you want right now, after all the 200th birthday hoopla on Tuesday, is more Dickens. We’re not going to apologise: just be grateful it’s not something else about the Diamond Jubilee.
Foyles are hosting another of their excellent themed days in honour of the much-loved author on 25 February, with Vintage Classics and Ebury Publishing. There are four well thought-out and put-together talks:
- City of London chronicler David Kynaston will be talking 19th century society, money and parallels in Dickens’s work with present day
- Screenwriters Deborah Moggach and Sarah Phelps plus Dickens biographer Robert Douglas-Fairhurst discuss adapting a book for the screen
- Alex Werner, from the Museum of London, and historian Sarah Wise join author and Bookbrunch founder Nicholas Clee to poke at Victorian London
- Michael Rosen reads from Great Expectations and talks about how it’s affected him and his life.
There’s also a Dickens quiz – with prizes – run by I Never Knew That About… author Christopher Winn.
Dickens Day is at Foyles in Charing Cross Road from 9.30am on Saturday 25 February. Tickets cost £10 / £8.