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Dickens and Dixwell: The legacy of British literature and English history

This holiday week, we’re sharing two conversations that take us on a journey filled with ghostly apparitions, time travel, family secrets, and regicide.  First, host Tom Kuser speaks with Gerald Dickens, actor, author, and the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens.  Yes! That Charles Dickens. He shares his experience bringing “A Christmas Carol” to life on the stage.  Then Tom speaks with Sarah Dixwell Brown, a direct descendant of John Dixwell, a fugitive English judge that signed the death warrant for a king.

Gerald Dickens, actor, director, producer, and great-great-grandson of the author Charles Dickens.


Sarah Dixwell Brown, author, Regicide in the Family: Finding John Dixwell.


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Fatou Sangare is a former associate producer at WSHU.
Tom has been with WSHU since 1987, after spending 15 years at college and commercial radio and television stations. He became Program Director in 1999, and has been local host of NPR’s Morning Edition since 2000.
Sophie Camizzi is a current news fellow at WSHU, studying at Sacred Heart University. She is a native of Ansonia, Connecticut.
Ann is an editor and senior content producer with WSHU, including the founding producer of the weekly talk show, The Full Story.