Historic Figures: Charles Dickens
Biographical information on the celebrated Victorian novelistRead more on the BBC News website
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Peter Ackroyd is a bestselling writer and author of the biography Dickens.
He is one of the patrons of the Dickens 2012 programme running this year and he himself will feature as a guest on World Book Club in May talking about his modern classic Hawksmoor.
Peter Ackroyd on Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations.
The world's greatest authors discuss their best known novel. This monthly programme, presented by...