Paris — 150 years after Dickens’s death, June 2020 will commemorate the anniversary of globally beloved author, social campaigner and public figure Charles Dickens. To mark the occasion, SP Books are releasing the original manuscript of Oliver Twist, which, according to actor and Dickens enthusiast Simon Callow, remains “ among the best loved
Today marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Charles Dickens in 1870 (as well as his brush with death five years previously in a train crash). Sadly, lockdown has meant the cancelation of many commemorative events, though the Dickens Museum has just released the first of a new collection of colorized photographs ahead of a planned major new
London — An affable if slightly bitter autographed letter from Charles Dickens to the British consul in Boston is among the highlights of Peter Harrington’s new Spring Catalogue, which also contains several rare items of interest including a first edition of The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard; a first edition in
Although the real world has paused in its celebration of fine books and collections, it is still very much possible to find delights online. Here are five suggestions:
Determine how you like your rare books (rare, medium rare?):
A marvelous tweet from Durham Cathedral Library inspired by the ‘How
London — The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association’s (ABA) annual flagship event Firsts - London’s Rare Book Fair will be held from Friday 5th - Sunday 7th June in Battersea Park, London. The major three-day event, which is returning for its 63rd year, is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious book fairs with more than 150 exhibitors from 11
The Charles Dickens Museum in London has acquired a substantial private collection of Dickens material from the U.S., including 144 handwritten letters by the author (25 of which are unpublished); personal items including writing implements and jewelry; original artwork by the illustrators of Dickens’ books, including George Cruikshank, John Leech,
Successful writers have long been adept at self-promotion – indeed, Stendhal even suggested that “Great success is not possible without a certain degree of shamelessness.” Taking advantage of the latest in technology can be particularly helpful, whether that means honing your tweets or Instagramming your writing shed.
In the nineteenth century, the arrival of the photograph was a boon
Charles Dickens has become synonymous with Christmas, but a new exhibition at his Victorian house museum in London shows that his relationship with the festive season was not all sweetness and light.