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By Andrew Billen


The Man Who Invented Christmas

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Dickens by Andrew Billen

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Young Charles Dickens's happy childhood came to a sudden end when his father was jailed for debt and, aged 12, he was sent to work in a factory making shoe polish. By his mid twenties, he was on the verge of becoming the most popular novelist the world has ever known, creating hundreds of unforgettable characters, but Charles never forgot his days working alongside poor and abandoned orphans. Andrew Billen tells the gripping life story of Charles Dickens, explaining how it fed into his work, and how, along the way, he invented the modern idea of Christmas.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781904977186
ISBN-10: 1904977189
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 129mm x 11mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Short Books Ltd
Publisher: Short Books Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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