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Today is the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens. I am going to this to celebrate (unfortunately fully booked now):
Dickens 200th Birthday Event + World Premiere: Dickens in London
To mark the occasion of Dickens' actual 200th birthday, a host of special guests will come together in a celebration of one of the world's most loved authors, whose life and writing continues to inspire artists and filmmakers today.
Working with partners of Dickens 2012, including the British Council, this event will tie into the Dickens birthday events around the world.
Celebrating the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens
Dickens 2012 is an international celebration of the life and work of Charles Dickens to mark the bicentenary of his birth, which falls on 7 February 2012.
Although a writer from the Victorian era, Dickens’s work transcends his time, language and culture. He remains a massive contemporary influence throughout the world and his writings continue to inspire film, TV, art, literature, artists and academia.
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Cut and pasted from the Telegraph website:
The best Charles Dickens characters
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens this month, a host of Telegraph writers pick their favourite Dickens character.
Charles Dickens, whose 200th anniversary is being celebrated this month, still has a remarkable appeal for readers and writers alike. Fyodor Dostoevsky, Thomas Hardy, Edgar Allan Poe and Somerset Maugham are among the writers who have lavished praised on a master storyteller, of whom T.S. Eliot wrote: “Charles Dickens excelled in character; in the creation of characters of greater intensity than human beings.”
Dickens was born on 7 February 1812 in Portsmouth and to celebrate his double centenary we have asked 29 Telegraph writers to pick their favourite Dickens character and we will be publishing one every day online throughout February.
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