Stony Words: Death and Mr Pickwick Talk

Venue: St Mary and St Giles Parish Hall, Stony StratfordSt Mary and St Giles Parish Hall, Stony Stratford
Date: 01 Feb 2018
Time: 19:00

In this talk, Stephen Jarvis will look at the writing of The Pickwick Papers, the dawning of the age of global celebrity, and the story of the illustrator, Robert Seymour. The novel is a story of colossal triumph and the depths of tragedy, based on real events – and an exposé of how an ambitious young writer (Charles Dickens) stole another man’s ideas.

Copies of Stephen’s book will be available for purchase and signing.

Admission: £5 including refreshments. For tickets, ring 01908 562025 or e-mail

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