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  • Charles Dickens as journalist

    Charles Dickens – the great novelist – was also a journalist in love with the streets. 

  • Charles Dickens: 20 books about his life

    As the bicentennial of Charles Dickens approaches, here's a list of 20 books about his life, for readers of all ages.

  • Classic review: Blake

    Peter Ackroyd's biography of William Blake is essential reading for anyone hoping to understand the last great English religious poet to date.
    08/08/2010 07:05 am

  • Blake

    11/16/2009 12:00 am

  • Blake

    09/27/2009 01:00 am

  • Poe: A Life Cut Short.

    A concise new biography marks the 200th birthday of Edgar Allen Poe.
    01/21/2009 12:00 am

  • Thames: The Biography

    The story of the 215-mile waterway that predates human civilization.
    12/30/2008 12:00 am

Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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