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A great perspective on Dickens career and times.
on 25 May 2017
This is a marvellous biography of Dickens. It focuses on Dickens' early life and career. It's wise, witty and full of thoughtful insights. I was first attracted to the book by Douglas-Fairhurst's wonderful use of language. He is the master of the telling phrase and ironic comment, using words with a facility which his subject would, I think, admire.
As a writer I was very conscious of the similarities between the writing world of Dickens and today. Both were a time of upheaval and opportunity.
I recommend this to all who are interested in Dickens, publishing and writing.