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The Facts Factory
Mr Gradgrind and a Government expert on education make sure that
the children of Coketown have the right opinions about everything.
by Charles Dickens 1812-1870
Extracts from Literature
The Insect on the Leaf
Scrooge begs the Spirit of Christmas to tell him what will happen to Tiny Tim.
Kate gets a Dressing-Down
Kate Nickleby must bite her lip as she experiences snobbery for the first time.
Extracts from Fiction
Money to Burn
Pip receives a visitor from among the criminal classes, but his condescending attempt to play the gentleman rebounds spectacularly.
Mr Snawley Thinks Ahead
Mr Snawley has two stepsons he would like to offload, and Mr Squeers seems just the right person to help him.
Mrs Nickleby’s Cold Cure
Charmed by their attentions to her daughter Kate, Mrs Nickleby rewards
Mr Pyke and Mr Pluck with a reminiscence about her favourite home remedy for colds.
The Copy Book
Think and Speak