East Anglia break.

Charles Dickens sets off for a short holiday with Mark Lemon and John Leech, travelling briefly to Norwich before staying two days at Yarmouth‘s Royal Hotel.


Tooting Tragedy.

Peter Drouet’s Establishment for Pauper Children in Tooting is at the centre of a national scandal after many children in his care die from cholera. The event leads Charles Dickens to write four articles over the coming months published in The Examiner.


Dickens turns 37.

Charles Dickens’s 37th birthday was on 7 February 1849.