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Simon Callow is an excellent writer, engaging and erudite. I'd recommend anything written by him.Published 9 days ago by Richard
Simon Callow is one of the top Charles Dickens experts in the world, AND probably the best actor and director of Dickens' work. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Avery Gordon
I bought this book after hearing an interview with Ralph Fiennes about his film on Dickens. He suggested Simon Callow as an expert on the author, and he was right. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ismene
This is a such an entertaining read. Mr Callow is a truly great writer. I also bought the narrated version.Published 21 months ago by Jeremy Henderson
Outside edges of the pages cut off part of the last letter of the
words, but it was still readable,
Here we get a eminently readable, brief, but satisfying biography of Dickens, with a focus on his theatricality and his passion for the theater. Read morePublished on August 8, 2013 by J. E. Ruppenthal
This book is a very good biography of the great Charles Dickens, covering his entire life, but often focusing on his love of theatre. Read morePublished on May 21, 2013 by The Reviewer Formerly Known as Kurt Johnson
I was first drawn to this book based almost solely on the fact that it was written by Simon Callow. I remembered Simon Callow best as Gareth in the movie Four Weddings and a... Read morePublished on April 22, 2013 by William E. Liberatore
I hope Mr. Callow is finally aware that the president after Lincoln was Andrew Johnson, not Jackson. Otherwise his life of Dickens is a triumph. Read morePublished on April 15, 2013 by Reverend Skull