Christmas by the fireside
13 December 2018,10:00 am – 12:15 pm UTC+0£45
Christmas would not be Christmas without a Dickens fix! In this one-off course on Dickens’s fifteenth and last novel (he died before completing it) we will delve into the dark and shadowy world of John Japser, an opium-addicted choirmaster who plots to murder his nephew and love rival, Edwin Drood; A Christmas Carol it ain’t! However, Edwin Drood is set on Christmas Eve and ‘haunting’ is a good description of the atmosphere of this novel. What was Dickens trying to achieve in this strange little book? How do you think he would have ended the novel? Just some of the questions up for discussion; come, settle by the fire, and welcome in the festive season!