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TV Review: ‘The Crimson Petal and the White’

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The Crimson Petal and the White is a four episode TV series offered on Acorn TV that fascinates and engages. London during the Victorian period has never appeared so realistic and raw, so atmospheric and Dickensian. Read More »

Book Review: Charles Dickens In Love – by Robert Garnett


Robert Garnett tells the story of Charles Dickens and the three women he loved. Read More »

Book Review: Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Goal by Gyles Brandreth

Oscar Wilde goes to prison and solves the murders at Reading Gaol. Read More »

Book Review: The Great Charles Dickens Scandal by Michael Slater

The Great Charles Dickens Scandalis a scholarly study of the reaction to the author's affair with Ellen Ternan. Read More »

DVD Review: Lillie

Francesca Annis is the consumate Lillie Langtry in the miniseries, Lillie. Read More »

Book Review: How to Do Things With Books in Victorian Britain by Leah Price

An academic looks at what Victorians did with books. Read More »

Book Review: At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson

Author Bill Bryson takes readers on a tour through his home, and an eclectic assortment of stories that strike his fancy along the way. Read More »