Andrew Sanders is emeritus Professor of English at the University of Durham and a Past President of the Dickens Fellowship. He is the author of The Short Oxford History of English Literature (second ed. 2000), The Victorian Historical Novel (1978), Anthony Trollope (1998) and of five books on Charles Dickens, including Charles Dickens's London (2010). He has also edited four of Dickens's novels for various paperback series and has worked widely on nineteenth-century literature and culture. His study, In the Olden Time: Victorians and the British Past, was published in spring 2013 (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Yale University Press).