If you are like me and like to curl up with a good book every now and again....and even better with a great English TV drama, than I highly recommend the BBC production of Litte Dorrit by Charles Dickens. In fact, I discovered the show via a comment on my blog. I just love this blogging world!
I was especially thrilled to see Matthew MacFadyen in this series. I am a big fan of his which resulted in my daughter sighing in embarrassment when I spotted him in a restaurant a few months ago. She decided that having her mother stare a a good looking younger man throughout a meal was not much fun for her....but, it was for me. :) I digress....back to the show.
The think about Charles....he tells a good tale. They are full of mystery and intrigue.The people, the places, the story line...I have to say, it was very hard to stop myself during this series. I could have easily watched the entire production all the way through...it was that entertaining. My only disappointment was that it ended. I wish it hadn't.
This is just the beginning in a series of events around Charles Dickens. In 2012, we celebrate his 200th birthday with a retrospective. The events around London are starting to take shape and form. I am particularly keen to get over to the British Library to view an exhibitions that starts today and runs thru 4 March 2012, 'A Hankering after Ghosts: Charles Dickens and the Supernatural'. More information here. The Charles Dickens Museum is also on my 'to do' list and of course...books, books, books...the following have received honorable mentions recently.
Do you have a favourite Charles Dickens story?
Do tell, I would love to hear!