A Midnight Carol by Patricia K. Davis
A Novel of How Charles Dickens Saved Christmas

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It was the bleakest winter of Charles Dickens's life. In 1843, with his most recent books bringing in almost no income and his wife pregnant with their fifth child, Dickens had to face facts. Only an innate sense of courage could make him risk losing everything and result in one of the greatest literary gifts ever given to the world: the magical A Christmas Carol.

In Patricia K. Davis's extraordinary fact-based novel, the writing of A Christmas Carol becomes a dramatic focal point in English history. Not only did it put Charles Dickens back on his feet and assure his future reputation as one of the most revered authors of all time, but it also made him a hero of his day. As we watch Dickens fight against crooked publishers and greedy creditors and get to know the historical figures of the times, we become immersed in a world imaginatively re-created by a talented new author. In the tradition of the bestsellers The Alienist and The Professor and the Madman, A Midnight Carol will enchant readers and prove a delightful Christmas gift tradition.

 

About Patricia K. Davis

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Patricia K. Davis was raised the daughter of a rear admiral in the Navy's Civil Engineer Corps, living on both coasts and in Hawaii. During her father's tenure at Pearl Harbor, Davis fell in love with the writings of Charles Dickens. She has worked as a freelance writer for The San Diego Union and as a script analyst for several independent film companies. A Midnight Carol is her first novel.
 
Published January 1, 1999 by St. Martin's Press.
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Royalties are overdue from his publisher, Ledrook and Squib, Charley declares, but when he goes to see Squib he’s told that, well, in Hollywood terms, he’s lost his edge.

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In 1843, Charles Dickens has a pregnant wife and a wastrel father, and his most recent book, the ill-received Martin Chuzzlewit, has left the London writer with dwindling funds and few ideas. Meanwhil

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In 1843, Charles Dickens has a pregnant wife and a wastrel father, and his most recent book, the ill-received Martin Chuzzlewit, has left the London writer with dwindling funds and few ideas.

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