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  • Publisher: ‎     Vine Leaves Press (28 May 2024)

  • Language: ‎     English

  • Paperback: ‎   268 pages

  • ISBN-10: ‎       3988320633

  • ISBN-13: ‎       978-3988320636

  • Dimensions: ‎ 13.97 x 1.7 x 21.59 cm

The Sparkler

Charles Dickens is a newly famous author and a man who has only just married. He thinks that he is about to become a father.


Why, then, does he go wandering London after dark and why, under the influence of a famous clown, does he begin an affair with Sarah, a barmaid who works in a North London pub?

While his own descriptions of sex barely exist, he becomes immersed in an affair so all-consuming that his life begins to fall apart. He takes to drink, he develops a liking for rough company, he even steals a necklace. Where will it end?

During a Christmas entertainment held in his own house, Dickens, Sarah, and his wife edge towards a confrontation that has the potential to ruin him for ever.

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