Mon 6 February 2012, The Independent

Every pupil should read Dickens, says minister... (but he's too hard, says the author's biographer)

By Richard Garner
The Schools minister Nick Gibb has great expectations of Britain's 11-year-olds, singling out Charles Dickens' classic as one of the books all children should read before they leave primary school. But on the eve of Dickens' 200th birthday, his biographer has warned that young readers do not have the attention-span...
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