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Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor
Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor
by Ruth Richardson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.59

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended, 1 Mar. 2012
What a wonderful book!
Dr. Richardson takes us on a fascinating journey of her recent discoveries about a previously overlooked period of Dickens' life and its association with the Cleveland Street Workhouse in London.
Meticulously researched, yet driven forward by some amazing incidences of luck in finding that Dickens lived just a few doors from the Workhouse - both his home and Workhouse still standing to this day.
All discovered just at the time of celebrating Dickens' 200th birthday!
Historians will love the academic rigour and use of a wide range of primary sources. Dickens enthusiasts will be enthused by new insights into the life of the man.
I challenge you not to be amazed and delighted!


Savage Kingdom: Virginia and The Founding of English America
Savage Kingdom: Virginia and The Founding of English America
by Benjamin Woolley
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Savage Kingdom, 11 Jun. 2007
A wonderful book !

The depth of academic research is truly astounding and the narrative is beautifully crafted.

What a wonderful book to appear at the time of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, Virginia.


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