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By Miriam Margolyes, Sonia Fraser

ISBN-10: 1780940866

ISBN-13: 9781780940861

An enthralling portrait of a few of Charles Dickens' so much memorable woman characters awarded via renowned actress Miriam Margolyes to accompany her highly profitable one-woman exhibit traveling the realm in 2012.

Miriam Margolyes (Professor Sprout within the Harry Potter motion pictures) flickers and delights in her one-woman convey the place she performs 23 various roles - women and men - from Dickens' books. via them she tells the tale of Dickens' lifestyles, utilizing his characters like pass over Haversham, Little Nell, and Mr and Mrs Bumble. such a lot have been in keeping with actual humans, like Mary Hogarth (Dickens' wife's sister) who used to be the muse for lots of of Dickens' younger heroines. Dickens' girls is a tribute either to Miriam's infectious ardour for Dickens' paintings and her miraculous versatility as a performer.

Miriam earned an Olivier nomination for her unique West finish season of Dickens' ladies, and she or he is determined to journey the realm in 2012, the two hundredth anniversary of Dickens' delivery, together with her one-woman exhibit.

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