Dickens of a celebration marks bicentenary

Published 7:24 AM ET, Mon February 6, 2012
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Charles Dickens is depicted by by Robert William Buss sleeping in his study at Gad's Hill Place, Higham, Kent in 1875. Charles Dickens Museum
Dickens with his daughters Mary and Kate in the garden at Gad's Hill Place, 1865 Charles Dickens Museum
The exhibition features the desk that Dickens wrote at. Charles Dickens Museum
Charles Dickens's chair, at which he wrote "A Tale of Two Cities." Upholstered and buttoned leather chair with turned legs decorated with acanthus leaves, formerly belonged to Charles Dickens. Dickens was photographed at this chair several times around 1859. The chair carries a silver plate engraved with its history. Museum of London
First edition of "Bleak House," the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, published in 20 monthly installments between March 1852 and September 1853. It is held to be one of Dickens's finest novels, containing one of the most vast, complex and engaging arrays of minor characters and sub-plots in his entire canon. Ally Carmichael
Bank cheque signed by Charles Dickens Ally Carmichael