Tue, 17/04/2012 - 11:58
A grandson of J R R Tolkien and a descendant of Charles Dickens will collaborate on two new fantasy books for children.
Poet and critic Michael G R Tolkien, the eldest grandson of the Lord of the Rings author, has signed a two-book deal with London-based independent Thames River Press to publish novels based on classic...
Tue, 07/02/2012 - 08:00
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will help mark the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens today by laying a wreath at the novelist's grave in Westminster Abbey.
Prince Charles will lay the wreath during a ceremony which will bring together the largest ever gathering of Dickens descendants, as well as...
Thu, 12/01/2012 - 14:08
Audiobook publisher Naxos will join the fray surrounding the Charles Dickens bicentenary as it completes a five-year programme of Dickens recordings.
In the first five months of 2012, Naxos will release five unabridged recordings of Dickens’ novels—Great Expectations, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, The Old Curiosity...
Thu, 12/01/2012 - 08:54
Sales of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations have rocketed thanks to the BBC's lavish three-part adaptation hitting TV screens over Christmas, with the novel scoring its highest sales since records began.
In the week ending 31st December, when overall book sales slumped 70% week on week, sales of Great...
Mon, 07/11/2011 - 07:11
Constable & Robinson is getting into the Dickens bicentennial spirit, publishing a novel re-examining the events of Bleak House.
Tom-All-Alone’s by Lynn Shepherd will be published as a £12.99 hardback on 2nd February, just five days before the bicentenary of Dickens’ birth. It joins a glut of...
Fri, 29/07/2011 - 14:38
With a host of events and television documentaries planned in commemoration, the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens next February will be impossible to miss.
Claire Tomalin, acclaimed biographer of Samuel Pepys, Thomas Hardy and Jane Austen, chooses to begin her life of the novelist not with his birth in Portsmouth in 1812,...
Fri, 29/07/2011 - 08:00
Penguin is to be the official publishing partner for Dickens 2012, an international celebration of Charles Dickens marking the bicentenary of the Victorian author's birth.
As part of the celebrations, Penguin Classics will release clothbound editions of Dickens favourites Bleak House and Hard Times created by...
Fri, 15/07/2011 - 08:28
Publishers are gearing up to celebrate the bicentenary of Charles Dickens' birth on 7th February 2012‚ and it is a tale of more than two books as titles on the Victorian author and his life jostle for attention.
Biographies penned by actor Simon Callow and Whitbread-winner Claire Tomalin will be going head-to-head in...
Mon, 11/04/2011 - 13:53
HarperPress has signed a history of music hall by former prime minister John Major and a biography of Charles Dickens by actor Simon Callow.
Editorial director Martin Redfern bought world rights to The Rise and Fall of Music Hall directly from the author. Major's father was a music hall performer and he will draw upon his own...