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Christmas classic that has plenty to teach the modern world

Published 07/12/2015 | 02:30

Charles Dickens: timeless classic
Charles Dickens: timeless classic

Brian McDevitt (Irish Independent, December 5) recommends reading 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens as an annual Christmas tonic. We, too, in our house, share that refreshment.

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Many years ago the following passage, read aloud, really stopped the show.

It arises when Ebeneezer Scrooge is shocked to see the ghost of his one-time partner Jacob Marley suffering in chains.

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