Levenger, the company that used to publish a facsimile edition of Dickens's prompt copy for his Christmas Carol readings, has now published a similar edition of his David Copperfield prompt copy. It's on sale this week for 20 percent off.
The new website The Pigeonhole is serializing Great Expectations in weekly installments. A subscription is free (they'll send you a link to download their reading app), and there will be bonus material on the site every week (essays, Q&As, and so forth). At the end, subscribers will be asked for donations, half of which will go to the Dickens Museum. Go here to find out more and to sign up!
This summer, 50 benches inspired by great literary works were placed around London by Books about Town. On Tuesday, at the Southbank Centre, they'll be auctioned off to raise money for the National Literacy Trust. MaryAnn Johanson at Flick Filosopher has some good closeups of the Great Expectations bench!
A feature in the Starabout the homes of famous London authors has a nice little section on the Dickens Museum, with good photos of some of the memorabilia there: Dickens's chair, and a locket with his picture on it.
I've just run across a really nice website called Dickens Prints, which sells prints of illustrations from eight different Dickens novels. You can buy them framed (£40 apiece, or about $65), or just mounted (£25, or about $40.50).
The Leicester Mercury has a photo of an 1858 advertisement for one of Dickens's readings of A Christmas Carol. Can you imagine what it would have been like to open your newspaper and see something like that?
The British Library's Discovering Literature project, which puts online "a wealth of the British Library’s greatest literary treasures, including numerous original manuscripts, first editions and rare illustrations," along with articles by experts, is well underway. And Dickens is well represented! Go here to start exploring.