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A Christmas Carol: The Unsung Story

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This title tells the story of how "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens came to be written - out of Dickens's deep conviction that Christian people must help the poor and needy - and of how it has been taken to people's hearts, from first publication to the latest Muppet version. The first few chapters set the scene and introduce the book, describing how and why it was ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 30th 1994 by Lion Books
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Mar 09, 2016 John rated it really liked it
This incorporates Dickens' Christmas Carol, which has always meant a lot to Sibley – I can relate to that too. He did a programme about it for Radio 4 some years ago and this book followed that.

Interesting reading about the context in which Dickens wrote CC - largely to raise cash. Even in his own time Dickens appears to have been recognised as an authority on Christmas, loving it and knowing how to celebrate it. The story is told of a London flower girl who, when told of Dickens' death feared t
Dec 03, 2012 Brenda rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone!
I've never read it before but it was so familiar, probably due to all the screen adaptations I've seen. Not as smarmy as most of the movies, it has sly wit and serves up it's social commentary in a palatable way. It makes me think the British really know how to do Christmas.

Note: I didn't read the edition they have on the icon. I have the Signet Classics version titled "A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories."
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Brian Sibley is an English author who has written over 100 hours of radio drama and has written and presented hundreds of radio documentaries, features and weekly programmes.

In 1981, he co-wrote BBC Radio 4's adaptation of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings with Michael Bakewell, and has also adapted C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia and Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast for Radio 4, for which he rec
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