Literature at Lunchtime: Charles Dickens at Christmas

Literature at Lunchtime: Charles Dickens at Christmas

with Dr Jane Mackay

Held in front of the Stamford Shoestring Theatre set for ‘A Christmas Carol’ a special lecture on Dickens’ Christmas Books.

We have looked at some of these separately in the past, but this is an opportunity to see what they stood for and the effect they had on the Victorian reading public.

Followed by a quiet time with Dr Jane in the Gallery with mulled wine and mince pies included in your talk ticket.

In her own words - Dr Jane Mackay

"I love the freedom to talk about the great writers in terms of the essence of time and place. I look at their backgrounds, what they read when they were young, their early writings - for the seed within their earlier work often develops in their later work - and always I'm looking for the configuration of their own particular genius.

Great writers carry an intensity about the place of their birth and the age in which they lived, but what they say is universal - it escapes time and place and applies to us all. I feel privileged to be given access to such great minds though their writings."

 

Book Tickets

Tickets £6.50 (£6)

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