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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!