Actor Ronald Pickup Reads Dickens Classics


Join actor Ronald Pickup as he reads much-loved passages by the greatest novelist in the English language. Get a First Look as the star of Darkest Hour and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel lends his rich, engaging voice to famous extracts from Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities and Bleak House. These inscribed copies by the great Victorian author are highlights from Sotheby’s upcoming sale Charles Dickens: The Lawrence Drizen Collection (24 September | London). This collection of over 240 books and manuscripts is almost certainly the most important and most valuable collection of Dickens remaining in private hands anywhere in the world. Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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