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What the Dickens!

Charles Dickens was born in 1812. By the time of his death in 1870, he had met princes and presidents and amassed a fortune. He was truly 'the Inimitable' and was buried - against his wishes - in Westminster Abbey. But Dickens' energy and brilliance concealed a divided character. After his death, his daughter wrote to Bernard Shaw, 'If you could make the public understand that my father was not a joyous, jocose gentleman walking about the world with a plum pudding and a bowl of punch, you would greatly oblige me'. Charles Dickens: A Life is a bicentennial biography of the man in full.

On Feb. 7, Dickens' birthday, Western professor Donald Hair will talk on Romance and the Novel: A Dickens Birthday Tribute, 7.00 p.m, Stevenson & Hunt Room, Central branch. Light refreshments. Free.

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