Lit Preview: Dickens Day @ Foyles

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 83 months ago
Lit Preview: Dickens Day @ Foyles

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.

Last Updated 12 February 2012