The total number of Dickens’s works that have been translated into films or television adaptations now comes to no less than about 80 productions. Such an extraordinary figure can lead one to ask why it is that Dickens’s novels have lent themselves so readily to the 20th‐century medium of the film?
Join us at 8pm on Wed 15th July 2020 , when Tony King will give his talk entitled “If Dickens had a camera”. He will talk about Dickens’ books and relate them with photographs of the areas of London on which they were based and, may even refer to Reading. Tony’s knowledge, not only of Dickens and his homes, but also of stagecoach days, the building of the railways and various sites in 19th century London promise a fascinating evening.