A highly accessible, informative and gloriously illustrated biography of Charles Dickens. A look at the life and work of one of our greatest novelists, including his early career, his performances, the great social and political upheavals of his time, and an examination of four of his best-known novels, with a particular focus on "Great Expectations".; Follow-up to "Shakespeare: His Work and His World".
Michael Rosen MA, PhD is one of the most popular contemporary poets and authors of books for children. Presenter of "Poems by Post" on the BBC World Service and "Word of Mouth" on BBC Radio 4, he received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children's literature in 1997. Robert Ingpen has published over 100 books and in 1986 was awarded the highest international accolade for his work, the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration.