Authors
Charles Dickens
We've included these webpages about Charles Dickens for two reasons.  First of all we like his books - and as this is essentially a
site which indulges our personal whims, that surely is reason enough. But in the early years of the 20th Century, Dickens was
probably the most popular author in the Western World. My grandfather loved to read his books and introduced me to them at a
very early age.  The years from 1900 to about 1920 were  the heyday of the picture postcard - a time when a card mailed in London
would be delivered within a few hours, a service which  was a precursor to the telephone - not quite an instant message but, in a
period when life was not quite so hectic, an adequate means of quick communication. Because of the demand, thousands of
postcards were produced and many millions of copies printed, among them a large number of cards depicting characters from
Dickens' works. Some of his books are widely represented, others - eg Great Expectations - hardly at all.
Portsmouth, Charles Dickens Birthplace
393 Commercial Road,
Portsmouth, where Charles
Dickens was born on February
7th 1812.
Old Postcard, Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens Souvenir Postcard
A couple of postcards of Charles Dickens, both undated.
Two views of Dickens'  House, Gad's Hill, in Higham, Kent.
Did You Know...........that Dickens was involved in a
train crash at
Staplehurst in 1865 ? He  was travelling
with his mistress,
Ellen Ternan, and her mother.
This we presume is what is now the Dickens Museum at 48 Doughty
Street, Camden Town, London.
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Charles Dickens, "David Copperfield"
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Old Postcard, Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist
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