Saturday, December 7, 2013

Beautiful Reading of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' with Allen Leech

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I would love to listen to him read the entire story, wouldn't you? Allen Leech is the Irish actor who plays Tom Branson on Downton Abbey

I added the text to this illustration by Jessie Willcox Smith. My 2010 blog post here.
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Gail, in northern California said...

That was lovely. The way it was meant to be read.

To thank you, I'm sharing this link because of your love of architecture and since you have just had your own cottage painted. I think you'll enjoy this post from December 4, especially the cupola and lightening rod. I love the beautiful roof line.

Anonymous said...

I never really liked Dickens stories. They can be very grim. Saying that.... I just watched two films (on YouTube) about the history of Victorian workhouses in England. Talk about grim!!! I became curious because of watching Call The Midwife. One episode had a homeless woman who had spent 30 years in the workhouse. She had what one of the nuns called... 'The workhouse howl". A chilling sound full of pain and grief.

Anonymous said...

Swoon. Definitely would sit in rapt attention for the whole book.
Also love JWS's artwork.

c. Joy said...

Very Nice. I would love to have him read this month's phone bill to me... or maybe the warnings on the bottle of Tide... or .... Thanks for sharing.