The Turning Point
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From the publisher
A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR
The year is 1851. It's a time of radical change in Britain, when industrial miracles and artistic innovations rub shoulders with political unrest, poverty and disease. It's also a turbulent time in the life of Charles Dickens, as he copes with a double bereavement and early signs that his marriage is falling apart. But this year will become the turning point in Dickens's career, as he embraces his calling as a chronicler of ordinary people's lives.
The Turning Point transports us into the foggy streets of Dickens's London, closely following the twists and turns of a year that would come to define him, and forever alter Britain's relationship with the world.
'Sparklingly informative' Guardian
'Wonderfully entertaining' Observer
'It is hard to imagine a better book on Dickens' New Statesman