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Tag Archives | Charles Dickens

Eighty years of literary excellence; Happy Birthday John le Carre!

John le Carre

One of the greatest authors of our time celebrates his eightieth birthday today. John le Carre, real name David Cornwell, has brought us many literary treasures over the years and has been compared to some of the greatest authors in history. Check out this comment from his author profile by The Guardian: His great predecessors […]

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John Crace’s New Digested Read: Great Expectations

Brideshead Revisited

Who doesn’t love John Crace? The creator of the “digested read” was in Cape Town recently for the Open Book festival; here’s his latest rumination, this time over a Dickens classic: It was Christmas Eve and I was alone in the nettled churchyard visiting the graves of my parents and their five infant children when […]

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