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A Child's History of England


This is a captivating history of England for children from one of the best-loved novelists of all time. Written just after David Copperfield, at the same time as "Bleak House", and in the engaging and conversational style typical of his most celebrated fiction, Dickens' "History of England for Children" is an undiscovered treasure trove of a book. This carefully selected, lightly abridged version shows traditional storytelling at its best. Dickens' lovable theatricality, witty observations and compelling narrative give children access to one of England's greatest writers, and to some of the most powerful stories from its past. For adults, it offers an engaging reminder of the English history we ought to know: who was Hereward the Wake, how was it that Thomas a Becket was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral, and was Canute really trying to stop the tide? Interesting, informative and accessible, "A Child's History of England" takes its reader on a fascinating journey, from Ancient England and the Romans to Victoria's reign and Dickens' own lifetime. Full of sensational plots, gallant heroes and brutal villains, high adventure and terrible tragedy, it will appeal to anyone who enjoys a good story and some horrible history! Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

Gory Dickens

by SEBPhD on Sep 17, 2009

This book was first read when I was 10. At 85 it still has the same fascination. Dickens is remarkable teller of tales.

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bill wart

old books 100-150 yrs old

left to me by great grand parents-circa 1830-1900

bill wart

i have 14 books by charles dickens hard bound, published by mershon

where would i look to find more about them-all different titles

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