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jun 22, 2007, 10:46am

What a great group!

I was wondering if anyone knew of any biographical books or an accounts from Dickens' daughter Kate. I'm thinking of doing a project with her, and I know a lot of the things she said about her father have been recorded, and I wanted to know if you had any recommendations.

Also, beyond The Friendly Dickens and The Invisible Woman I haven't read much about Dickens, so any biographies would be helpful, too.

jun 22, 2007, 1:22pm

Try Dickens by Peter Ackroyd. Massive but worth the time.

jun 22, 2007, 3:23pm

Just curious, is Peter any relation to Roger?

jun 23, 2007, 9:25pm

ha ha ha ha.....that is a good one, geneg!

okt 23, 2009, 8:48pm

There is Katey: The Life and Loves of Dickens's Artist Daughter by Lucinda Hawksley. I borrowed it from my local library recently. Unfortunately I only got a little way through it before having to return it. Quite an interesting biography.