Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dickens in America

Celebrity travel shows are a dime a dozen these days. What separates the good from the godawful is the passion that each presenter brings to the project, and no travel host is more passionate that Miriam Margoyles (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) as she follows in the footsteps of her literary hero, Charles Dickens. The show is informative, particularly when Margoyles gets a chance to visit the same places the author did when he came to America in 1842, but it’s most entertaining when Margoyles gets a chance to share her love of all things Dickensian with the people she meets along the way.

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