This short collection of readings from Charles Dickens pulls together stories from various parts of his life as well as from the novels themselves. Read by Charles' great great grandson Gerald Dickens, the collection comprises extracts from Dickens's autobiographical fragment; The Pickwick Papers: The first appearance of Mr Samuel Weller; Martin Chuzzlewit: A pleasant little family party at Mr Pecksniff's; The writing of Dombey and Son: Letters sent from Dickens in Switzerland whilst writing the first parts of the novel Bleak House; The beginning of the novel A Tale of Two Cities: The stoppage at the fountain.