Andrew Billen

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Andrew Billen is a feature writer and currently television critic for The Times. He has worked on The Observer, The Standard and the New Statesman. His previous books include Sam Johnson, The Wonderful Word Doctor also for Short Books. He lives in Oxford, where he went to university, with his wife and young daughter.

Books by Andrew Billen

<a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/the-boy-who-invented-christmas"><strong>The Boy Who Invented Christmas</strong><br />The Story of Charles Dickens</a><br /><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/the-boy-who-invented-christmas" class="plain-link"><em>In The Man Who Invented Christmas</em>, Andrew Billen tells the story of how Dickens became England’s most famous writer – and chased the dream of a perfect Christmas for the rest of his life.</a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/the-boy-who-invented-christmas"><img  src="http://shortbooks.co.uk/wp-content/themes/outreach/images/transparentgif.gif" border="0" width="160px" height="244px" alt="" /></a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/who-was-charles-dickens"><strong>Who Was…Charles Dickens</strong></a><br /><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/who-was-charles-dickens" class="plain-link">Andrew Billen tells the gripping life story of Charles Dickens, explaining how it fed into his work, and how, along the way, he invented the modern idea of Christmas.</a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/who-was-charles-dickens"><img  src="http://shortbooks.co.uk/wp-content/themes/outreach/images/transparentgif.gif" border="0" width="160px" height="244px" alt="" /></a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/who-was-sam-johnson"><strong>Who Was… Sam Johnson</strong></a><br /><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/who-was-sam-johnson" class="plain-link">Sam was a grumpy difficult but fascinating man. He wasn't handsome. He wasn't good at sport. He was poor, lazy and not even very happy. But Sam Johnson was a hero. Why? Because of his words...</a><a href="http://shortbooks.co.uk/book/who-was-sam-johnson"><img  src="http://shortbooks.co.uk/wp-content/themes/outreach/images/transparentgif.gif" border="0" width="160px" height="244px" alt="" /></a>