Knowing your love for and great interest in all things Dickensian, I wonder if you have come across the recently released tome by Claire Tomalin, "Charles Dickens: A Life"?
I'm considering putting in on my list to Father Christmas this year thus would be interested to know if indeed you have read it, and - if so - your opinion of the work. I understand Waterstones* have a "special edition", which includes letters by Dickens.
And, I if may be bold enough to ask a "supplementary", are there any other recently released books, of any genre, that you would recommend be found under the best Christmas trees this year?
As ever, my thanks for your indulgence.
All good wishes,
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