Course overview

A course for carers, former carers and the cared for, find out about Wilkie Collins and learn about aspects of his life from the comfort of your own home. This online course is packed with discussions and exploration of Wilkie Collins and his work.

Course description

William Wilkie Collins was the most Victorian of writers. Extravagant in his lifestyle and friend to many of the most significant figures of the day, he also produced a series of novels which added to the range of styles available to the modern writer.

Wilkie Collins was an English sensation novelist, early master of the mystery story, and pioneer of detective fiction. He produced a range of books and articles that have been rediscovered in the last 50 years as his work was overshadowed by his good friend Charles Dickens. But alongside a remarkable literary career, Collins had an extraordinary personal life which makes him an interesting subject for our talk.

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