Dickens in December- Giveaway – The Dickens Dictionary


Earlier this year I reviewed John Sutherland’s The Dickens Dictionary and it was this book which started the whole idea of Dickens in December. That’s why we are particularly pleased that Icon Books have offered us two copies  of the Dictionary for our first giveaway. We are giving a way one book per blog.

I really like this book, it’s informative, interesting and contains a lot of illustrations. Here is the blurb

For fans old and new, a fascinating tour through Charles Dickens’ novels in the hands of a master critic.
Oliver Twist … Great Expectations … David Copperfield – all contain a riotous fictional world that still leaves and breathes for readers the world over today.But how much do we really know about Charles Dickens’ dazzling imagination, which has brought this all into being?
To celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Dickens – 2012 – Victorian literature expert John Sutherland has created a gloriously wide-ranging alphabetical companion to Dickens’ novels, excavating the hidden links between his characters, themes, and preoccupations, and the minutiae of his endlessly inventive wordplay.
Covering America, Bastards, Childhood, Christmas, Empire, Fog, Larks, London, Madness, Murder, Orphans, Pubs, Punishment, Smells, Spontaneous Combustion and Zoo to name but a few – John Sutherland gives us a uniquely personal guide to Charles Dickens’ books.

If you’d like to win a copy of this book, just leave a comment. If you want to improve your chances of winning you can leave a comment on this and one on Delia’s blog. That way your name will  be in both draws but you can only win once.

The giveaway is open internationally. The winners will be announced on Tuesday 11 December.

37 thoughts on “Dickens in December- Giveaway – The Dickens Dictionary

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  2. Considering the amount of Dickens we read in school and that English Literature was my best subject, I don’t know Dickens nearly as well as I ought! One forgets, alas…
    So I’d be really glad to have this book. Please enter me for the draw.

  3. What a great idea that someone thought to put a book like this together! Please do include me in the contest.

    Thanks for hosting!

  4. This sounds like the perfect gift for someone in my book salon who owns (and loves) the entire collected Dickens! (Although, if I win, I might take a first peek.)

  5. I remember reading your review a while back; it sounds so good! How nice that they gave you copies to give away for this event! I’d like to enter, please 🙂

  6. I wish everyone good luck and, don’t forget, if you haven’t done so already – you can leave a second comment on Delia’s blog. It will improve your chance. 🙂

  7. This looks like the perfect book for ‘Dickens in December’ 🙂 I remember liking your review of the book very much. John Sutherland is wonderful!

    I love the Christmas-y snowfall in your blog 🙂

  8. Looks like a great book for dipping into. Am slowly making my way through Dickens. A Christmas Carol this month!

    Ps I really liked your German literature month. And I’m in a WW1 book phase at the moment so I will enjoy the Literature and War readalong.

    • Thnaks Frozen Pond, I’m glad you liked German Literature Month. I’ll be publishing next years Literature and War Readalong tomorrow. There is one WWWI book on it. Tell me what great WWI books you discovered.

  9. That’s very generous of the publisher–looks like a wonderful book–I recall when you wrote about it. Have you had any real snow there? I love your virtual snow–as mentioned above it is very apt for this post to see a little snow! 😉 We’ve only had a snowy morning that then melted off (am not complaining mind you!).

  10. good luck to anyone entering 🙂

    don’t count me in as I am not sure I can read Dickens. I read 5 pages of Oliver Twist once and got headache as I didn’t understand his sentences. I am going to try A Tale of 2 Cities next, and hoping I can finally understand his sentences.

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