At a recent London celebration of gin in literature (because why not?), punch inspired by Mr. Micawber was served. Richard Godwin provides a lively writeup of the evening in the London Evening Standard.
Gerald Dickens visited Ye Olde Bulls Head Inn in Beaumaris, where his great-great-grandfather once gave the food a scathing review. Fortunately, the current innkeeper didn't seem inclined toward revenge!
Lucinda Dickens Hawksley gave a well-received speech before a performance of Great Expectations at Darlington Civic Theatre.
And Sir John Everett Millais's portrait of Kate Perugini, Dickens's daughter, will be auctioned off at Sotheby's next month.
Robyn Lupton, appearing in a Brisbane production of Oliver!, has a special connection to Charles Dickens: "Robyn says it's hard to imagine she'd be around if it wasn't for the
second chance that Dickens gave her great, great, grandmother." Read her story here.