I received an email recently from a senior lecturer at one of the Universities here in Perth WA. She is a delightful lady and her area of expertise lies in English Literature. Here's what she had to say:
I have done no work today because I have read your book cover to cover. I'm thinking that it would sit well with a year 10 group. The brilliant thing about it is the intertextual links that can be made as well.
The upshot of this is that we are collaborating on producing materials so that Mr Dickens can be a resource for Grade 10 teachers to use with their students. Once it's in place I'll let you know.
Meanwhile in America, Jenn Reece is working on mock ups for the cover of The Butcher's Boy.
Looks like it's going to be a busy few months!