A film about Charles Dickens is always a good thing in my book - if you excuse the pun - and I’ve no doubt that one day some insightful film Director will be working on a script from one of my books, but lets not get too far ahead our ourselves!
“The man who invented Christmas” has been released in the cinemas and I can’t wait to see it. The storyline is quite powerful so don’t let the humor gloss over some challenging subjects which are particularly relevant in the current social climate. But in the end, its all about
And if you’re going to see the movie then you MUST get a copy of my book called Mr Dickens, which looks at another facet of the life and times of Charles Dickens, and which also concludes that HOPE is such a vital ingredient in all of our lives.
Let me know what you think of the book and the film.
Earlier this week I went to Doughty Street in London, home to Charles Dickens during a part of his early life.
It was a special moment but one of many that I am having with the book. This weekend it's off to Yorkshire and the home of the infamous Dotheby's Boys school. C H Dickens precipitated many important social changes. In his own quiet way, Mr Dickens is doing the same.