Dickens experiments with colour in A Christmas Carol


Dickens understood the importance of the ‘look of a book’ and when he wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843 he had a plan - not only for words - but also for the volume’s design. In this video, join Curator Louisa Price as she shows you a rare trail edition of the Carol.

This video is the first in a series of six videos celebrating our special exhibition, Beautiful Books: Dickens and the Business of Christmas. 

Louisa Price has been Curator at the Charles Dickens Museum, London since 2014. She specialises in nineteenth and twentieth century social history collections. Prior to the Dickens Museum she worked at The Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, The Museum of The Home and the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum.


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This blog takes you behind the scenes at the Charles Dickens Museum, giving fresh insight on everything from discoveries new and old in our collection, to exhibitions, events and learning initiatives.

You’ll be hearing from a variety of Museum staff and volunteers, as well as guest curators, academics, artists and Dickens enthusiasts. Why not join the debate and let us know you thoughts on the latest blog by using our hashtag #CDMBlog

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