Play cards with Oliver Twist and the Artful Dodger, keep your eye on Scrooge and Uriah Heep as 'Ace' Villains, and have a game of 'Beggar My Neighbour' with Pip and Estella. This playing card deck features 54 of Dickens' most memorable characters and includes an introduction to Victorian card games in the accompanying booklet.
Illustrator Barry Falls perfectly captures Dickens' most memorable characters. Suits are themed on character traits, with hearts for the Heroines and Heroes and spades for the Villains and Revengers.
The accompanying booklet includes information about each character and an introduction to contemporary card games and their mentions in Dickens' novels.
TheseCharles Dickens Playing Cards make the perfect gift for any bookworm.
Barry Falls is an illustrator based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has worked for TheNew York Times, TheGuardian, American Airlines, Unicef and Random House.