The Boy Who Asked For 'more': The Story Of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist (Historical Storybooks)

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An old man tells his story to his grandchild - the story of an orphan who gets thrown out of the workhouse and fell in with a gang of pickpockets and then sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. He had once told this story to the young Charles Dickens and it became the inspiration for Oliver Twist.

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A look at an incident in the life of Charles Dickens, the most popular English novelist.

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James Riordan: James Riordan grew up during the war. After he left school he worked as a postman, a barman, a crate stacker, a railway clerk and a double bass player before doing his national service. After demobilization he did a joint honours degree in Social Science and Russian and then spent five years in Moscow working as a translator. Back in England he lectured at Birmingham and Bradford Universities before becoming Professor of Russian at Surrey University. In 1999, he won the NASEN book award for 'Sweet Clarinet' (OUP) His book, 'The Prisoner' has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal.

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