The Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party - 35th Season

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Books About Dickens

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Charles Dickens: A Life
by Claire Tomalin
http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Dickens-Life-Claire-Tomalin/dp/1594203091/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1328039042&sr=1-2

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Charles Dickens: The Dickens Bicentenary 1812-2012
by Lucinda Dickens Hawksley
http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Dickens-Bicentenary-1812-2012/dp/1608870529/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1328039354&sr=1-6
 
Charles Dickens
by Michael Slater
http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Dickens-Michael-Slater/dp/0300112076/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1328039042&sr=1-1
 
Becoming Dickens: The Invention of a Novelist
by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
http://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Dickens-Invention-Robert-Douglas-Fairhurst/dp/0674050037/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1328039042&sr=1-3
 
The World of Charles Dickens:
The Life, Times and Works of the Great Victorian Novelist

by Martin Fido
http://www.amazon.com/World-Charles-Dickens-Victorian-Novelist/dp/1847329438/ref=sr_1_14?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1328039282&sr=1-14
 
The Life of Charles Dickens: The Illustrated Edition
by John Forster
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Charles-Dickens-Illustrated/dp/1402772858/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328032752&sr=8-1
 
Dickens's Victorian London
by Alex Werner and Tony William
http://www.bookdepository.com/Dickenss-Victorian-London-Alex-Werner/9780091943738

Beyond Dickens

The Victorian Age was replete with a rich tapestry of authors, playwrights, painters, poets, and other artists and artistes of all kinds; it thus provides a never-ending wealth of new material for our understanding and interpretation of this singular age.
 
To locate leads as to the whereabouts and activities at the Dickens Fair of such luminaries as, Poe, Kipling, and others, all one must do is pay a visit to the Adventurers’ Club, where, cheek-by-jowl with the age’s literary celebrities, one may chance upon many other famous characters of the time!
 
Here is just a sample of online reading resources for some of the noteworthy authors of the time:
 

Other interesting books of note: