Charles Dickens

Great Expectations: West End premiere is 'pure theatre'

Hot Ticket
Tue 19 Feb, AT 07:25

'Spectacular' adaptation translates the spirit and humanity of Dickens's classic novel to the stage

Five stories about Stuart Freeborn that aren't made up

Thu 7 Feb, AT 13:42

Make-up artist who created Yoda, Chewbacca and Stanley Kubrick's apes has died at the age of 98

Great Expectations film more Harry Potter than Dickens

Hot Ticket
Fri 30 Nov, AT 07:42

A cast of Great British thespians from Hogwarts make this latest adaptation jolly family viewing

Amazon sells more ebooks than printed titles as Kindle takes off

One-Minute Read
Mon 6 Aug, AT 11:40

Growth in ebooks faster in UK than in US, but Amazon is attacked for helping authors to self-publish

Charles Dickens

It's right to mark Dickens's birthday but not to idolise him

Talking Point
Tue 7 Feb, AT 11:57

Dickens was a great writer, but if children aren't reading him it's not the end of the world

Charles Dickens

What Dickens could do for Dave Cameron’s Tories

Fri 7 Oct, AT 08:24
Michael Bywater

Face it, Mr Micawber's principle provides the perfect model for Daveism


When violence smashes into an orderly life

Tue 31 May, AT 11:42
Michael Bywater

A superb account of Britain’s first railway murder

When Hard Times blow in, the Beeb does Dickens

Fri 28 Nov, AT 08:43

As the drama of the financial crisis unfolds, Antonia Quirke casts Emily Maitlis as Nancy while Paxman hams it up