Never published in its author’s lifetime and intended solely for his own children, to whom he read it every Christmas, The Life of Our Lord
is an accessible and gently humorous take on the
life of Jesus Christ and his teachings.
Far removed from the sharp satire and social dimension of his more famous writings, but showcasing his characteristic humanity and genius for storytelling, this is both an essential work for those wanting to see a different, more intimate side to Dickens and a timeless retelling for children and adults alike.
'Prepared for a private reading each Christmas: a family tradition that would be sustained throughout the lives of Dickens's children.' TLS
'A gentle mini New Testament story that Dickens told his children every year.' The Independent
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