Tags » Oliver Twist

14th January 1834. Hard Times.

Dickens could have have described the horrors if Victorian England in a series of radical polemics. But he chose to encourage social reform in some of the finest novels ever written. 629 more words


Artful #1 (Action Lab)

Rating: 2/5 – Skip the Comic, Read the Novel
by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall

Artful is a story set in the world of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, focusing on the characters of the Artful Dodger and Fagin…but with vampires added in!  530 more words

Action Lab

Oliver Twist, Fagin, And Others

I was fortunate to attend a seminar on child friendly policing initiatives, with other stakeholders working on the issue.

The seminar started with a theatrical performance.The group of young boys who performed  a powerful play about caring for every child, were erstwhile juvenile delinquents who had been successfully rehabilitated. 632 more words

Moll Flanders - Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe’s mock-autobiography Moll Flanders, published in 1722, is the tale of an unnamed female protagonist – her most common alias being Moll Flanders – as she goes through life and its many twists of fortune. 654 more words

Reviewing the graphic novel adaptation of The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and a Guinea pig twist to Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist

Raincoast Books kindly sent me two books, twists on classic stories I have never read before.

I picked up Miles Hyman’s graphic novel version of Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery as I like graphic novels, and wanted to read something different. 644 more words

Sarah Phelps' BBC Adaptations

The Guardian published a couple of days ago an interview with Sarah Phelps, who has over the last few years become effectively the BBC’s resident adapter of literary works. 865 more words

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (1860)

I could not exaggerate my enthusiasm for the story, characters and language of Great Expectations. The first fashioning of words I can muster – having been devastated time and again (poor Pip!) is that it should have been called: Great Disappointments. 417 more words