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The ultimate guide to Dickens

Blog | By The Idler | Sep 15, 2020

The Idler Academy is offering Oldie readers a half price deal on a newly released online course, The Life and Works of Charles Dickens: Part One, with Henry Eliot. The course sells for £42 but Oldie readers will get it for £21. Across six half hour films, Henry Eliot, an editor at Penguin Classics, takes you from Sketches by Boz via Oliver Twist to Barnaby Rudge. Click here to see the trailer

To take up your half price offer, just go to online courses on and type in code Dickens01