If you're a U.K. resident, you could win a private tour of the Museum of London's Dickens and London exhibition. See the Guardianfor details.
Dickens Journals Online completed their project of putting all of Household Words and All the Year Round online. They're holding a launch conference at the end of March at the University of Buckingham, in conjunction with the University of Leicester.
The site Dickens Daily is publishing all the novels serially online, one installment per day.
In a video interview with Access Hollywood, Holliday Grainger talks about filming the other Great Expectations (in which she plays Estella), and how much she enjoyed speaking her favorite line from the book.
An effort is underway to edit the online editions of Household Words and All the Year Round. (I believe I posted about this once before, but I can't find the link now.) Morecallsforvolunteers to help with the editing (or "Dickens detectives," as the Guardian called them) have gone out recently, and I signed up today! If you'd like to join the effort, go here to create an account and get your instructions.
Why? Not just because she happens to share a birthday with your Dickensblogger (although it's nice to hear of another famous person who shares my birthday besides Jerry Lee Lewis and Madeline Kahn, whose names are always the first to come up). But also because of her sometimes contentious yet generally profitable relationship with Charles Dickens, who happened to be one of her editors. He published her work in Household Words, co-wrote works with her and other authors, commissioned her to write more Cranford stories . . . and, I'm afraid, made a rather ungentlemanly remark about her in a fit of editorial exasperation.
Still, be that as it may, I'm sure he would be near the head of the line to pay tribute to her on this momentous occasion. Let us do so in his name.