To mark the bicentenary of Dickens’s birth Vintage Classics and Ebury have joined forces to host a Dickens Day at Foyles Charing Cross Road.
Saturday 25th February 2012
A host of celebrated writers, including acclaimed authors and historians Deborah Moggach, David Kynaston, Sarah Wise and Alex Werner, screenwriter Sarah Phelps (who wrote the recent BBC adaptation of Great Expectations) and one of our most well-known children’s authors Michael Rosen, discuss their love of Dickens’s writing, London in the nineteenth century and the power that Dickens continues to hold today.
The day will also include an ‘I Never Knew That About Dickens Quiz’, hosted by Christopher Winn, author of the popular ‘I Never Knew That About…’ series. The audience will have the opportunity to win a selection of the books discussed on the day, including sixteen of Dickens’ works.
We will be decorating the Foyles Gallery for two weeks surrounding the event with spectacular images taken from the Vintage Classics Oliver Twist cover competition and photography from Ebury’s Dickens’s Victorian London.
All in attendance will also receive a goody bag including a free Vintage Classics book.
For more information you and a schedule of events, check out the Foyle’s website here
Tickets for the day are on sale now at Foyles (£10/£8)