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Mr Dickens and His Carol

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Author Samantha Silva
Rights UK & Comm ex Can
ISBN 9780749022785
Pages 320
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Charles Dickens should be looking forward to Christmas. But when his latest book, Martin Chuzzlewit, is a flop, his publishers give him an ultimatum. Either he writes a Christmas book in a month or they will call in his debts and he could lose everything. Dickens has no choice but to grudgingly accept…


‘A charming, comic, and ultimately poignant Christmas tale … I read it in a couple of ebulliant, Christmassy gulps.’ – Anthony Doerr, author of All The Light We Cannot See

What The Critics Said

'This perfectly echoes the themes of A Christmas Carol whilst being a wholly original take on the story. I loved it.
Author Samantha Silva is a screenwriter and her skill at creating the inhabitants and the streets of London make this debut novel leap from the page.'

Kirsty Stanley

'Samantha Silva has created an atmospheric and hugely entertaining story. She cleverly incorporates events and sayings from A Christmas Carol into her story, as Dickens fights a bad case of writer's block, treading the streets of London to get inspiration.

This an evocative and at times, quite funny story that sweeps the reader right into the heart of Dickens' London. Brilliantly described, the streets come alive on every page and Dickens himself is a multi-layered character; expertly brought to life.
The perfect seasonal read, wonderfully imagined and carefully told.'

Anne Cater

'Samantha Silva wonderfully captures the simultaneously dreary and charming atmosphere of Dickens' London and imagination within this semi-historical novel, incorporating plenty of references to pivotal points in A Christmas Carol … I thoroughly enjoyed seeing A Christmas Carol slowly take shape within Charles Dickens' imagination'


'Mr Dickens and His Carol is a novel of pure charm and humor, a terrific holiday tale. Samantha Silva had me haunting those dark streets alongside her inspired Dickens.'

Jess Walter

'Samantha Silva brings the great man, the Inimitable, to sizzling life in Mr. Dickens and His Carol. This man who brimmed with Christmases past, present, and future walks onto the public stage again in these pages, takes a bow, and enjoys the ringing applause.'

Jay Parini

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