Wrote this for Dawn of the Unread. It’s (sort of) related to my PhD work.
To get you in the Christmas mood we’re celebrating Charles Dickens in this guest blog by Lynda Clark. Dickens visited Nottingham four times and stayed at the Mercure Hotel (formerly the George Hotel). His first visit was in August 1852 as an actor-manager of a group of amateur theatricals. Great Expectations, a new adaptation by Michael Eaton (author of Issue 3 of Dawn of the Unread) will be performed at West Yorkshire Playhouse from 4 March – 2 April 2016.
As a writer, it’s hard not to love Dickens. He was unpretentious about his craft and faced its challenges with self-deprecating humour. When he struggled with writer’s block during Little Dorrit he informed his editor, John Forster, that he found himself: “sitting down to do an immensity and getting up after doing nothing–walking about my room on particular bits of all the flowers in the carpet– tearing at my…
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