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The Writer's Dickens

Contemporary novelists examine the craft of Charles Dickens's prose, and reflect on how the giant of British 19th-century fiction is both a role model and a shadow looming over their own writing.

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Justin Cartwright - Christmas

5/5 Justin Cartwright reflects on the place that Christmas occupies in Charles Dickens's work.

Fri 21 Jun 2013 22:45 BBC Radio 3

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