Billionaire.com profiles Charles Dickens's great-great-granddaughter Lucy Dickens, an artist inspired by scenes in and around the Ritz London. Go here to read the piece, to see some of her paintings, and to get details about her upcoming exhibition at the Osborne Studio Gallery!
I was intrigued to learn that British writer and historian Lauren Johnson has written a play about Dickens's friend Angela Burdett-Coutts, titled Lady Unknown. (That was also the title of a biography of Burdett-Coutts.) The play has been performed at the Charles Dickens Museum.
"She deserve to be remembered and celebrated," says Johnson of the Victorian heiress and philanthropist who worked closely with Dickens on several charitable efforts. I couldn't agree more.
Bas Bleu, a favorite online retailer of mine, is offering these charming Christmas cards. They don't just pay tribute to A Christmas Carol, but also branch out to include many other Dickens works. Pretty sure some of my correspondents are getting these in their mailboxes this Christmas!