The Dickens family loved their pets, and would go on to have a number of animals in their care. Dickens had a horse called Duke, a St Bernard dog called Linda, but most famously a pet raven called Grip.
Dickens seems to have loved his raven, so in 1840 when writing Barnaby Rudge, he decided to write his beloved bird into the novel. A dramatic work of historical fiction, set within the Gordon Riots of 1780, Barnaby Rudge is a simple character who gets swept up in the great events of the tale. He has with him a pet raven called... you've got it.. Grip!
Puppet Soft Toy
Suitable for children aged 18 months and above; suitable for a child and small adult sized hands.