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The First Scrooge How the WorldâEUR(TM)s Best-Known Miser Was Brought to Life
Offbeat  (tags: Book, Charles Dickens, Unwrapping A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens Museum, London, UK )


- 534 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Scrooge is utterly memorable. He is loathed and loved. His name is dropped into conversation so regularly - yet many people have never read the story in which he first appears.
A Christmas Carol: What Was It That Upset Charles Dickens?
Offbeat  (tags: A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens )


- 1247 days ago - bbc.co.uk
How does one small book - published six days before Christmas 1843 - still manage to capture the spirit of the festive season? Travel to Charles Dickens's first family home in London to see why A Christmas Carol endures.
Dickens' Desk Saved for Public Display Thanks to Grant
Offbeat  (tags: Desk, Charles Dickens, Grant, Public Display )


- 1516 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The desk where Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations is finally on public display thanks to a £780,000 grant.
Why Did Charles Dickens Have a Personal Postbox?
Offbeat  (tags: Charles Dickens, writers )


- 1625 days ago - bbc.co.uk
In the 19th Century, when the postal service was in its infancy, Charles Dickens lobbied for his own personal letterbox, writes Kathryn Westcott.
Charles Dickens Statue: Why Was His Dying Wish Ignored?
Offbeat  (tags: Writer, Charles Dickens, England, UK )


- 1930 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Charles Dickens stipulated that when he died there should be no memorial to his life, save his writings. However, his home city of Portsmouth is now erecting a statue to the celebrated author. Should the will of England's greatest novelist
   

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