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Images: A walk through Charles Dickens' London

Feb 20, 2012

Images: A walk through Charles Dickens' London

London in the 21st century is not all that different from the heaving Victorian metropolis forever preserved in the novels of English writer Charles Dickens. #London #Charles Dickens #George Inn
I want some more: New India's Dickensian mantra

Feb 07, 2012

I want some more: New India's Dickensian mantra

Growing up in India, Dickens was part of an alien world filled with colourful characters like Oliver Twist and Mr. Micawber. But on his 200th birth anniversary his famous line hits close to home. #Inpraiseof #Charles Dickens #Oliver Twist
Why Charles Dickens is still relevant on his 200th birthday

Feb 07, 2012

Why Charles Dickens is still relevant on his 200th birthday

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth and perhaps the question on everyone's mind is whether Dickens is still relevant today? #Inpraiseof #Charles Dickens #Great Expectations #Dickens World

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What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

Nov 05, 2011

What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

If there is a grand old man of letters at the Goa Thinkfest it's undoubtedly VS Naipaul. When he appeared on stage, chatting with Tarun Tejpal, he was in a kindly grandfather mode, happily playing a twinkling indulgent Yoda to Tejpal's Hans Solo. #Literature #V. S. Naipaul #Charles Dickens #ThinkFest #VS Naipaul

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What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

Sep 06, 2014

Hard Times? Not if you can collect works by Charles Dickens

Brian Lake, president of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association, says the key appeal of Dickens is that there is a wide range of books and ephemera to suit all pockets...
What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

Sep 20, 2014

The Weekend Quiz

What links Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Charles Dickens, James Callaghan and Peter Sellers? Spoiler alert: answers below (don't cheat!) 1 Who did Virginia Woolf liken to a "queasy undergraduate scratching his pimples"? 2 What is based at 1 Hacker Way, Me... #California #London #Virginia Woolf #Wales #James Callaghan
What writing can do that nothing else can: Naipaul

Sep 01, 2014

The Bizarre Day Jobs Of 20 Famous Authors

Everybody has to start somewhere, and everybody has to pay the rent. Long before the acclaim, here are the first jobs and day jobs of twenty of literature's most famous and distinguished figures. William S. Burroughs Exterminator Discharged from the ... #London #Fyodor Dostoyevsky #Agatha Christie #William S. Burroughs