The Great Charles Dickens Scandal by Michael Slater Book Review
‘Scandal’ is not a 20th Century media invention. ‘Scandal’ and ‘Dickens’ in the same sentence; surely not! The archetypal upholder of Victorian family values with a secret mistress for the last thirteen years of his life? Love nests, clandestine meetings, an illegitimate child? A secret that only began to emerge 50 years after his death is explored by one of our foremost Dickens scholars. The facts are now beyond dispute but they may cause you to think differently about this hugely complex man whose own personal life reads more like the plot of one of his novels.
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