Charles Dickens' Great Great Great Grandchildren Take A Selfie With The Novelist's New Statue
Britain's first statue of Charles Dickens was unveiled on February 7 (his 202nd birthday) in Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, the novelist's birthplace. In attendance: Tom Dickens (15), Lydia Dickens (14) and Oliver Dickens (9).
Oldest Dickensian Film Found; Everyone Depressed
British curators just discovered a 1901 film called "The Death of Poor Joe", the earliest known film based on a Charles Dickens story. Chimney sweeps, street urchins, unscrupulous misers, consumption patients, pious paupers, shadowy benefactors, plucky orphans, and psychotic spinsters were unavailable for comment.