Dickens and Women: 'My Father Did Not Understand Women' Katey Dickens

This is a short book on a key and most controversial aspect of Dickens' personality published for his bi-centennial year. This is a short and colourful account of the half dozen most important women in Dickens' life, in time for his bi-centennial year. Each woman reflects a different aspect of Dickens' character and life. There is some linking of real women with fictional ones eg Mary Beadnell with Dora Spenlow but the main purpose is to demoinstrate the importance of women in the life of this literary genius.