The character of Ebenezer Scrooge, from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, offers an example of social distancing for contemporary readers. Photo: Shutterstock The character of Ebenezer Scrooge, from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, offers an example of social distancing for contemporary readers. Photo: Shutterstock
The character of Ebenezer Scrooge, from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, offers an example of social distancing for contemporary readers. Photo: Shutterstock

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Christmas in the time of coronavirus: how Dickens’ classic tales take on new connotations

Books can help us understand our place in the world, even as it is gripped by a pandemic, and in times such as these, new meaning can be found in time-honoured festive fare

Topic |   Christmas
The character of Ebenezer Scrooge, from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, offers an example of social distancing for contemporary readers. Photo: Shutterstock The character of Ebenezer Scrooge, from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, offers an example of social distancing for contemporary readers. Photo: Shutterstock
The character of Ebenezer Scrooge, from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, offers an example of social distancing for contemporary readers. Photo: Shutterstock
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