World Book Club

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World Book Club invites the globe's great authors to discuss their best known novel. Presented by Harriett Gilbert, includes questions from World Service listeners.


Charles Dickens - Great Expectations

September 12th, 2007

Episode 140 of 338 episodes

February 2012 marks the bicentenary of Victorian author Charles Dickens. In this special edition of World Book Club, biographer Claire Tomalin talks to Harriett Gilbert about Dickens novel Great Expectations live from the BBC Radio Theatre, with actor Simon Callow. (Image: Charles Dickens. Credit: Getty Images) For further details of the British Council’s Global Celebration of Charles Dickens visit: www.britishcouncil.org/dickens2012

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