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  • Book review: 'The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens'

    Book review: 'The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens'
    The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens
  • Corporate book club welcomes authors

    Corporate book club welcomes authors
    Our story We are all employees of Nicor Gas, based in Naperville. Our book club began in 1992 when a handful of employees decided to gather informally during lunch to discuss books. Our club has since expanded to 38 employees, including four retirees. We...

    Charles Dickens' 200th birthday: Ralph Fiennes helps set the stage

     
    Charles Dickens: Tuesday marks the bicentennial of Charles Dickens' birth. Britain's National Film Theatre is holding a retrospective, and a ceremony will be held at London's Westminster Abbey starring actor-director Ralph Fiennes, who, along with...

    A chat with Robin Ellis, the man who was Poldark

     
    A few weeks back I wrote about "Poldark," a BBC series from the mid-1970s that had recently been released in a complete-set package on DVD (by Acorn Media), as a cure for "Downton Abbey" withdrawal. A tale of romance and class war, of tradition and...

    Dark Passages: The lesson of a master

    Dark Passages: The lesson of a master
    Note: This is the second of a two-part column on the current state of contemporary detective fiction. This month: One of the masters of the form talks about the detective story. In order to understand and properly appreciate contemporary detective...