In 1843, Charles Dickens brought us A CHRISTMAS CAROL and
introduced us to Tiny Tim, a pitiable lad who stole our hearts.
That fateful Christmas when young Tim hobbled around in wretched
style, old Ebenezer Scrooge spent a fitful night with three ghosts
who taught him some hard lessons about stinginess. Now, Louis
Bayard shows us Timothy Cratchit in his 23rd year, grown up yet
still quite a charmer. And "Uncle N," despite some unwise money
handling, pledges a monthly stipend to Tim and demands very little
in return --- just the occasional visit.
It is the 1860s, and young Mr. Cratchit has found