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Monthly Pick – December 2020: Mr. Dickens and His Carol

Mr. Dickens and His Carol

Mr. Dickens and His Carol
Author: Samantha Silva
Genre: Historical Fiction, Holiday
Page Count: 288
Published by: Flatiron Books
Date Published: October 31, 2017
You can find it here: Bookshop.org

Of course it is a story we are all familiar with and the remakes/retakes/retellings are plentiful … but this take on the actual writing of A Christmas Carol is a fresh, comical, heartwarming, and the all-around perfect December read.

Told from the perspective of Dickens as he writes his famous Carol – which almost didn’t happen. Following the flop of his last book, his publishers give him an ultimatum to write a Christmas story or he’ll face financial ruin. As his family hounds him for money and his wife plans an elaborate Christmas party, Dickens fears a return to the poorhouse.

Walking the streets of London for inspiration he meets Eleanor Lovejoy, who takes him on his own Scrooge-style journey of self discovery, friendship, generosity, and compassion. Mr. Dickens And His Carol is a delightful, heartfelt classic that begs to be read every Christmas.

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Cheryl
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