Monday, 19 December 2011

What the Dickens?

2012 sees the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth and the celebrations start with some TV adaptations this Christmas.
But how many of his books have you actually read? And do you have a favourite?
Would it be the ever popular Christmas Carol?
or Great Expectations with the unforgettable Miss Havisham?
Or the boy who wanted more - Oliver - which is next year's City Read.
City Read London is a campaign to spread a love of books and reading to the widest possible audience throughout our capital. By choosing one book - Oliver Twist - for the whole city to read, discuss and debate, it aims to bring Londoners together in a series of special events, across London and online.
City Read London will launch on 2 April 2012.
 Follow the link from the front page of Bex-L to read 'A daily dose of Dickens' online.