Celebrated children's writer Hans Christian Andersen arrives, unannounced, for a stay at Gad's Hill Place in the Kent marshes - home to Charles Dickens and his large, charismatic family. To the lonely and eccentric guest, the members of Dickens' household seem to live a life of unreachable bliss. But with his broken English, Andersen doesn't at first see the storms brewing within the family: undeclared passions, a son about to go to India, and a growing strangeness at the heart of Dickens' marriage. "Andersen's English" by Sebastian Barry premiered at the Theatre Royal, Bury, in February 2010 in a production by Out of Joint.
Used availability for Sebastian Barry's Andersen's English
January 2009 : UK Paperback
October 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition