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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Dickens' desk saved for public display

The desk is now on display at Charles Dickens' former home in Doughty Street

The Charles Dickens Museum in London has been given a grant to buy the desk and chair Charles Dickens used when he wrote Great Expectations.
They had been passed down through the Dickens family after his death in 1870, but were auctioned for the Great Ormond Street Charitable Trust in 2004. 

One of two paintings where the desk was made famous was The Empty Chair by Luke Fildes
More:BBC News

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