Oliver Twist's plea: "Please sir, can I have some more" conjures up Victorian images of poverty and patronage, but what relevance does Dickens have in the 21st Century?
Oliver Twist's plea: \"Please sir, can I have some more\" conjures up Victorian images of poverty and patronage, but what relevance does Dickens have in the 21st Century?
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That question will be explored at an event being held by North Lanarkshire Council as part of National Book Week on Tuesday.
Organisers cite the recent rise in food banks in the UK as justification for the debate. Tickets for the event at Wishaw Library are free, but those attending are asked to make a donation to the Basics Food Bank, which helps families in Lanarkshire
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