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November 07, 2011


Harriett Harrow

Simply lovely interview about one of the favorite stories of all time! Declan Kiely exhibited many of the characteristics he attributes to Dickens (like fastidiousness & great attention to detail) in his captivating description of the creation of "A Christmas Carol," as well as its restoration by staff at The Morgan. I can't wait to see this facsimile of Dickens' "own and only manuscript."

Kevin Quinn

Professor Slater mentioned the bit about Dickens thinking better of the Hamlet digression in his brilliant remarks of 11/2 at The Morgan (while discussing the famous Orwell essay on Dickens). In the twist, Prof Slater also mentioned Dickens usually employed Hamlet references in a humorous fashion: so much for the Dane being no fun at a party!

Catherine Given

Would love to hold in my hands and savor page by page the work in progress as it materialized! Have you also considered offering this in ebook format? As a librarian facing our new realities with ambivalence, I think its popularity might well triple.

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