Imagine you have been invited to Gad's Hill Place by Rochester when Charles Dickens resided there. In Dickens at Gad's Hill, Alan S. Watts, former Honorary General Secretary of the Dickens Fellowship, describes in detail life with the Dickens family as you would have experienced it during such visit.
Beginning with the history of that part of Kent, Alan Watts takes his readers on a guided tour of the house itself. He explains how Dickens came to acquire it and what happened to the family during the thirteen years of their occupancy.
Here is an intimate picture of the home life of a great but enigmatic man. The reader is taken, room by room, over the house, noting the furnishings, pictures and problems encountered during substantial alterations. The stables, coach house, gardens and meadow are included in the tour as are introductions to Dickens' family, friends, dogs and horses. All reveal aspects of the author's character.
Hard back, 111 pages, Published by Cedric Dickens at Elvendon, Reading 1989.
Signed by Cedric C. Dickens, great-grandson of Charles Dickens.