Talk by award-winning biographer Claire Tomalin, author of 'Charles Dickens: A Life' published by Viking.
Claire says: "Writing Charles Dickens' biography was like writing five biographies".
Much loved for his novels, which turned a critical eye on Victorian England, Dickens was also a prodigious journalist, Court reporter, traveller, editor, theatrical impresario, walker, philanthropist and philanderer.
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