Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Charles Dickens' London

Charles Dickens' London: Life, Age, Works
I highly recommend this three-part DVD. It is like having your own personal guide to the sites Dickens knew and wrote about in his books, in his Victorian London. The presenter, Professor Tony Williams, is well prepared and thorough. This is the tour I wanted to, but was not able to take when I was in London in 2006. Tons of historical information was given, and several buildings and locations that feature in his books were shown. Well done!

Here is some information about Tony Williams from the University of Buckingham, UK

Tony Williams taught English in secondary schools from 1969 to 1997 when he took early retirement. From 1999 to 2006 he was Joint General Secretary of The International Dickens Fellowship and a Trustee of the Charles Dickens Museum in London. He is Associate Editor of The Dickensian and organises the London programme of events for the Dickens Fellowship, as well as being a frequent speaker on Dickensian topics both in the UK and overseas. He is currently a member of the group planning the programme for the celebrations in 2012 of the bicentenary of Dickens’s birth. He has recently accepted an honorary Research Fellowship at the University of Buckingham to assist with work on Dickens Journals Online.

And don't miss his ties to the Dickens Journals Online project currently in the works for 2012. Finally, here is the Charles Dickens Bicentenary 2012 site.

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