The archetypal Dickensian tale of the failures of charity and the dangers of individualism in a changing world.
'Please, sir, I want some more.' Oliver is an orphan living on the dangerous London streets with no one but himself to rely on. Fleeing from poverty and hardship, he falls in with a criminal street gang who will not let him go, however hard he tries to escape. In Oliver Twist, Dickens graphically conjures up the capital's underworld, full of prostitutes, thieves and lost and homeless children, and gives a voice to the disadvantaged and abused.
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''I write this sitting in the kitchen sink...'' This is the story of Cassandra, precocious and charming, who begins a journal detailing her life with her bohemian family in a crumbling old castle. On the cusp of adulthood, Cassandra meets the family''s growing challenges of poverty and decay with indefatigable humour and insight. However, her life is turned upside down when the American heirs to the castle arrive and Cassandra finds herself falling in love. Both a gorgeous study of 1930s England and a sharp exposition of what it''s like to be teenage girl, I Capture The Castle is a novel layered with eccentricity and nostalgia. Meet ten of literature''s most iconic heroines, jacketed in bold portraits by female photographers from around the world.