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Maf



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:26 am    Post subject: Charles Dickens  Reply with quote

Never thought I'd ever get into charles dickens but how wrong was i? Give them a go a bit hard work getting your head around the old english language at first but well worth persisting. His characters can be deep and dark mischievous and villanous, shallow, weak, amazing even . I have read Great Expectations , A A Tale Of Two Cities and my favourite so far The Old Curiosity Shop .
If youve never read any Dickens and especially if your interested in a time gone by  give him a go.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea. I'll sort one out and give it a go.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grew up on them, Shakespear and King James Bible plus others so love them Glad you have found them

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have read many of them, Great Expectations is one of my favourites.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bleak House is hard going - did this years ago for my A102 OU course - very depressing.

My super intelligent daughter is a Hardy fan - she says you are either a Dickens fan or a Hardy fan.  I love Dickens and have never read Hardy - so this is my mission this summer - read a Hardy book.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love Dickens.  Everyone thinks they know the story of Oliver until they readthe book!  Great expectations is one of my favourites
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Hardy too.
Did Far From the Madding Crowd at school - still my favourite.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love Dickens. My grandparents had a complete set of them at their house & I used to enjoy them. Great Expectations is one of my favourites.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did Hardy at school too - Mayor of Casterbridge. Not sure enjoyed is the right word, so maybe time to revisit it and read it from an adults perspective.

I think alot of the classics are now available for free download on the kindle thingy too.

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