Young Explorers: Dining Room

Dining Room

Dining Room © Charles Dickens Museum

By the time that Charles and his wife, Catherine, had moved to Doughty Street, Charles was becoming a very well-known writer, thanks to the success of his first full-length novel, The Pickwick Papers. Charles and Catherine were keen to show off their lovely new home to a growing number of famous friends. Regular guests included Daniel Maclise, a successful painter, William Macready, a famous actor-manager, and Charles’ best friend, writer and critic, John Forster.

Charles and Catherine loved throwing dinner parties for their friends and family. One of their favourite dishes was toasted cheese. Why don’t you watch this video to find out more?

If you'd like to find out even more about dinner with Charles and Catherine, try this activity!

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