The Book Club

    Robert Douglas-Fairhurst: A Year That Changed Dickens and the World

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    Sam Leith

    This week, I’m joined by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst - whose latest book is The Turning Point: A Year That Changed Dickens and the World. He tells me how 1851 - the year of the Great Exhibition - served as a pivot in Dickens’s own life, and set him on the path to writing Bleak House.