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The Artful Dodger isn't who you think he is

If you were told to name a Charles Dickens novel at random, possibly by someone attempting to prove a theory, there’s a very good chance that you’d say  468 more words

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Say No To Slavery

Today is Anti-Slavery Day.

In spite of the work of William Wilberforce and many others to abolish it, slavery is still alive and well, and not only in the Third World. 243 more words




By Alex Huggins:  Fiction/Reviews Editor


Fiction can, at times, portray the rather harsh reality of life within the fabricated guise of literature.  Does fiction somehow create a comforting veil for us to safely face some of the more painful truths of life? 516 more words


Dickens with a Difference | Trafalgar Studios (2) | 9th Dec - 3rd Jan 2014

These two London premières, performed on the same evening at Trafalgar Studios, with Linda
Marlowe and James Swanton, are ‘Dickens with a Difference’. 356 more words


Twist - Tom Grass

Twist by Tom Grass is a contemporary reimagining of Oliver Twist, by one Charles Dickens, in which a homeless young tagger and street artist falls in with a gang of art thieves to pull off an audacious art heist. 595 more words


Book review -Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens)

“Please Sir, might I have some more?”

Rings a bell? Yes, it is ‘Oliver Twist’.

(Spoiler Alert!!) 698 more words


Oliver, Oliver.....

I am a huge fan of the musical “Oliver!”. I kept hearing the words to the soundtrack as I painted this. My biggest challenge was emptying my mind of how the characters looked in the movie and using Dickens’ descriptions and my imagination to make them my own.   16 more words

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