The Women Around Dickens

Charles Dickens is the most famous novelist in the world. Not only did he bring us classic tales such as A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist, but he also spent his life campaigning for the well-being of others. He created stories which challenged people to take notice of the poverty and suffering around them. At the same time he raised money for charities such as the Foundling Hospital and his own Urania Cottage, as well as campaigning on social and political matters, such as the rights to a universal education. 

But while we celebrate the great Charles Dickens, it is also worth remembering the women in his life. Dickens was surrounded by strong women, who led fascinating lives in their own right. This Women's History Month, we're sharing stories from some of these women, revealing a whole new perspective on the private life of the Dickens household. 

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