Monica Dickens

Standard Name: Dickens, Monica
Birth Name: Monica Enid Dickens
MD was a popular memoirist, novelist, journalist, and writer for children who was active from just before the Second World War until late in the twentieth century. Her fiction is usually closely bound up with reportage of the actual world, structured around localities, or social problems, or people whose lives are either representative or exceptional.
Black-and-white photo of Monica Dickens, circa 1954, reading her grandfather's "A Christmas Carol" to her children. Her hands are both            reaching out and behind her is a Christmas tree and an unlit fireplace.
"Monica Dickens" by Orlando/Stringer, 1954-01-01. Retrieved from This image is licensed under the GETTY IMAGES CONTENT LICENCE AGREEMENT.


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Family and Intimate relationships Charles Dickens
CD 's son of the same name was also a writer. Best-selling twentieth-century novelist Monica Dickens was CD 's great-granddaughter.
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Angela Dickens
A collateral descendant of MAD , Monica Dickens , grand-daughter of the eighth of Charles Dickens's ten children, became a successful memoirist and novelist in the twentieth century.
Intertextuality and Influence A. S. Byatt
The painter Van Gogh is a constant presence in this highly allusive novel, which takes Stephanie Potter, now Orton, through pregnancy and birth (while she tries to hold on to her former identity by reading...
Occupation Enid Bagnold
She then became a nurse at a vast, weary military hospital:
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
the Royal Herbert in London. She was dismissed from this job when she published in early 1918 A Diary Without Dates...
Textual Production Rosemary Sutcliff
In collaboration with Monica Dickens , RS put together for the benefit of the Samaritans a volume of short stories and essays for young people dealing with suicide and other emotional issues: Is Anyone There?, 1978.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Sheila Kaye-Smith
Here she relates significant moments in her life to what she was reading at the time. She says that her reading, directed at first by chance and the choices of others, later moved towards what...


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