I just had to add this one from the Daily Mail, captioned "Three of Charles Dickens['s] great great great grandchildren, siblings Tom Dickens 15, Lydia Dickens 14 and Oliver Dickens 9 take a selfie with their ancestor's new statue in Portsmouth today."
(Image copyright Matt Scott-Joynt/M and Y News Agency Ltd)
There was much celebrating in Portsmouth today, as the city's favorite son finally had his new statue, by Martin Jennings, unveiled on his birthday! Members of the Dickens family and the Dickens Fellowship were on hand for the festivities, along with actors Edward Fox and Joanna David. BBC News has the story and some great photos, including a lovely one of the writer's great-great-great-grandon, Oliver (yes, Oliver!) sitting on his lap.
In December, a concert version of A Christmas Carol aired on PBS. I DVRed it but haven't yet seen it -- it's part of an enormous pile of DVRed stuff that I'm currently working my way through! However, I did get to hear the music on CD a while back, and reviewed it here.
CirraiStudios on Etsy has some delightful literary-themed jewelry, including the Tea with Miss Havisham necklace and the new Tea with David Copperfield necklace (thanks to Ruth Anderson for alerting me to the latter)! There's more Dickens-themed jewelry there, too. Don't miss the discount code at the bottom of each listing. And you can like them on Facebook for more discounts.