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This jug was once owned by Charles Dickens, then later by Annie Thomas, the heroine of this story.
There were times during Charles and Wilkie’s friendship where differing opinions on literary ideals, personal relationships, and clashing social and political views created points of contention.
Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins were both keen performers.
Charles Dickens often collaborated with his friend Wilkie Collins.
Did Charles Dickens believe in ghosts? The evidence.
Ghost Stories by Charles Dickens
The Pickwick Papers synopsis
The Pickwick bicycle club.
The women who helped shape Dickens.
There are a surprising amount of references to LGBT+ characters in Dickens's writings.
In this article, Lucinda Dickens Hawksley discusses one of her favourite items in the museum’s collection; a poster printed in 1866 advertising a day of “Christmas Sports at Mr Charles Dickens’s Cricket Field”.
At 48 Doughty Street we are regularly asked about how water and waste was dealt with by the Dickens family in the 1830s: Where did Dickens go to the loo? How did the family bathe? Did they have running water? This article is an attempt to address some of those questions.