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Topic: Charles Dickens

I love to admire this beautiful God-made world but I wish we could see beyond what God has made

Have we turned nature into another form of self-indulgence?

Why some women didn’t like Margaret Thatcher

Last Saturday’s ‘Young Margaret’ offered some telling insights into the former prime minister

The night Dickens had a Marian vision

As we celebrate 200 years since Dickens’s birth William Oddie recalls the writer’s uncanny vision of a woman in blue

My summer reading list: Virgil and Dickens. All the best writers are long dead

Virgil is wiser than Homer; Dickens is at his best in The Pickwick Papers

My brief guide to travel books: the boring, the narrow-minded and the brilliant

Nineteenth-century writers were an intriguing mix of curiosity and prejudice; modern writers are equally prejudiced, but not in a good way