Mr. Dickens and His Carol
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A tale from Christmas past that transformed Christmas present
Charles Dickens is not feeling the Christmas spirit. His new book is a flop, the critics have turned on him, relatives hound him for money. His publishers offer an ultimatum: Write a Christmas book in a month, or they will call in his debts. With five children and a sixth on the way, Dickens has visions of the poor house.
Filled with self-doubt, Dickens seeks solace in London. He is famous on these streets; avid fans sneak up to snip pieces of his hair. On one of his night walks, he meets a young woman who may be the muse he needs. Eleanor Lovejoy and her young son, Timothy, take him on a Scrooge-like journey that will change Christmas forever.
With humor and Victorian detail, Samantha Silva breathes new life into an adored classic.
"A charming, comic, and ultimately poignant story...as foggy and haunted and redemptive as the original; it's all heart." - Anthony Doerr
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||October 31, 2017|