The Complex Character That was Charles Dickens

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Host: Edinburgh International Book Festival
Location: Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ
Speaker: Claire Tomalin

Whitbread Award-winner Claire Tomalin’s Charles Dickens: A Life explores a workaholic journalist, the father of ten children, a tireless traveller, a supporter of liberal social causes and, of course, a great novelist. His brilliance concealed a complex character: a republican who disliked America, an advocate of family who took up with a young actress and a generous man who cut off his penniless children.

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