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Andrew Billen - Author

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Andrew Billen is a journalist and critci and writes extensively for the Observer, Evening Standard and the Times.

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The Story of Charles Dickens The first celebrity writer

The Story of Charles Dickens The first celebrity writer

Author: Andrew Billen Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Young Charles Dickens's happy childhood came to a sudden end when his father was jailed for debt and, aged 12, he was sent to work in a factory to make shoe polish. By his mid twenties, he was on the verge of becoming the most popular novelist the world has ever known. He created hundreds of unforgettable characters and travelled all over the country and in America giving readings of his work to thunderous applause. But Charles never forgot his days working alongside poor and abandoned orphans. He helped children in every practical way he could: by raising money for children's charities and writing stories that changed the way people think about children for ever. Part of the Great Victorians series of biographies for children aged 9 years and up.

Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

Author: Andrew Billen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2004

Sam Johnson spent nine long years writing the first important dictionary of the English Language. But it isn't for his writing that Sam is remembered. What keeps Sam's memory alive are the clever things he said. Words which are still funny and true centuries later. Ages 10+.

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