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dale-estey's picture
Feb.04.2012
Next Tuesday, 07 February, is the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens. Two hundred of his descendants will converge upon his grave in Westminster Abbey, along with The Prince of Wales, to celebrate his anniversary. The following week The Queen will attend readings of Dickens' works, and...
orna-ross's picture
Jan.23.2012
I’ve been writing a lot about creative intentions and thinking about my own for 2012. Now that the new year is settling in, I’d like to share some of what I’ll be up to over the coming 12 months. 1. PUBLISHING. It’s no news that I’m a convert to indie publishing, and have taken my rights back...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.30.2011
As the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth fast approaches (07 February 2012) there may be a point reached where we do not say: "Please, Sir, I want some more."  However, that time seems a distance away for the time being. This article takes a humorous approach to the onslaught of...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.17.2011
I have written the bulk of my manuscripts long hand, and have never claimed neatness nor spelling as a strong suit. However, my manuscripts look pristine when compared to Dickens' Great Expectations. To avoid too much crossing out I do write only on every second line, and alternate on the reverse...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.14.2011
Simon Callow (a great actor) discusses Charles Dickens (a great author who knew how to act). They can both sing a Christmas Carol (almost as well as Alastair Sim) while Callow's observations about Dickens and Scrooge make a fine accompaniment. Beware the feral children of Want and Ignorance - they...
manny-pacheco's picture
Dec.08.2011
An honor befalling Charles Dickens is in the works in the United Kingdom to celebrate the bicentennial birthday of the celebrated writer. A two-pound uncirculated collectible coin is now available from the Royal Mint’s website. The new coin will feature a portrait of the ...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.09.2011
Probably this can not be true, but it seems true. Every time I think of Charles Dickens for any concerted reason, I am instantly reminded of one of my former Professors, now deceased. He was from Wales and taught British Literature. I hear his voice, acute with precision and mellifluous with accent...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Sep.08.2011
Thriller titles often seem designed to confuse prospective readers. Pick up a book by a well-known author, read the title which is something like “Better Off Dead,” and you’re likely to think: “Did I already read that one? It seems to me titles in the thriller world have moved away from any kind of...
farzana-versey's picture
Sep.05.2011
  Should an unfinished novel by a writer whose works have a special stamp be completed and adapted for the stage? How can anyone complete Charles Dickens’ novel? It is an adaptation for the stage, but will it then go without an ending? Between now and 140 years ago when he died, people...
monty-heying's picture
May.23.2011
One form of religious oppression has been going on for millennia-zealots using religion as a either a club or an opiate to control the masses for economic or political gain. The dotted line runs from cave-dwelling witch doctors, through Jesus and the Pharisees and moneychangers, through Socrates'...