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"Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens

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PLEASE NOTE: We have a new location. If you generally arrive by train, it will be a 10 minute walk down Middlefield Road. If you would like to have someone pick you up at the train station, please contact Maggie or Laura.
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Laura will lead our discussion.

The story of Oliver Twist - orphaned, and set upon by evil and adversity from his first breath - shocked readers when it was published. After running away from the workhouse and pompous beadle Mr Bumble, Oliver finds himself lured into a den of thieves peopled by vivid and memorable characters - the Artful Dodger, vicious burglar Bill Sikes, his dog Bull's Eye, and prostitute Nancy, all watched over by cunning master-thief Fagin. Combining elements of Gothic Romance, the Newgate Novel and popular melodrama, Dickens created an entirely new kind of fiction, scathing in its indictment of a cruel society, and pervaded by an unforgettable sense of threat and mystery.