NSW DICKENS SOCIETY
 
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NSW Dickens Society.

 

A Sydney-based literary society, devoted to all things Charles Dickens.

Next event: Prescription for Mr. Dickens, a talk by Dr. Vasudha Chandra, 3rd August, City Tattersalls Club, 194 – 204 Pitt Street, Sydney.

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Did you miss?

NSWDS on Radio: Check out Lucinda Hawksley’s (Author and Dickens’ great great great granddaughter) fabulous interview on Charles Dickens and the NSW Dickens Society Weekend by the Seaside with Glynn Greensmith on It's Just Not Cricket.

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About us

We are a literary society which aims to knit together, in a common bond of friendship, lovers of that great master of humour and pathos, Charles Dickens. The NSW Dickens Society is a branch of the International Dickens Fellowship.

We warmly welcome any visitors who would like to attend our meetings which are held in the Nangamay Room, City Tattersalls Club, 194 – 204 Pitt Street (near Market Street), Sydney.  Refreshments from 10am, meetings commence at 10.30am; $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

Our Books of the Year for 2019 are American Notes (1842) and Pictures from Italy (1846)

 

Upcoming Events

Prescription for Mr. Dickens, a talk by Dr. Vasudha Chandra

What ailed Charles Dickens, the man? Dr Vasudha Chandra delves into the diagnostic dilemmas of the famed author, and the various ailments and treatments that preoccupied Dickens’ characters and the reading public.

When: 3rd August 2019, 10.00am for a 10.30am start

Where: Nangamay Room, Level 2, City Tattersalls Club, 194 – 204 Pitt Street, Sydney.

How much: $5 for Members, $10 for Guests.


2019 General Meetings

10.00am for a 10.30am start @ Nangamay Room, Level 2, City Tattersalls Club, 194 – 204 Pitt Street, Sydney. $5 for Members, $10 for Guests.

3rd August 2019 - Prescription for Mr. Dickens, a talk by Dr. Vasudha Chandra

5th October 2019 - Charles Dickens and his American Reading Tour, a talk by Isabel Deeble

7th December 2019 -  NSW Dickens Society Christmas Lunch @ Cello’s Restaurant, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel,4th Floor, 169 – 171 Castlereagh Street, Sydney (Bookings to open soon)

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The Fun of Collecting Dickens

What kind of collector are you? ? Are you a completist or are you interested mainly in the highlights of Dickens? Are you motivated by pleasure or profit? Do you want to have fun or to collect with investment in mind? The field open to the would-be collector of Charles Dickens is enormous. There is a wealth of treasure to be found by the adventurous collector – plays, speeches, magazine articles, Association copies, ephemera, sets, Australian editions, illustrated editions, fakes and forgeries, to name but a few directions a collection might take. Louella Kerr discussed all these and more in her talk. Before Louella’s talk, Jane Fulton showcased her collection of Edith Russell Dickens dolls.