Hard Times

Deborah McAndrew from Charles Dickens(Methuen)

Hard Times Cover


Imagine a world where imagination is forbidden.

Coketown is such a place.

Thomas Gradgrind will not permit fanciful thoughts in his school or his home.

But what effect will this policy have on his own children, Tom and Louisa?

How can he protect them from corrupting influences – especially when the circus comes to town

Dark satanic mills, interrupted by the colour and vibrancy of Sleary's Circus, set the stage for a sweeping tale of suppressed love, seduction and social mores, peopled with the sharply observed exaggerated characters that Dickens is celebrated for.


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