January – April.
Dickens in Paris.
For the first four months of 1856, Dickens spent the bulk of his time in Paris continuing his six month rental of the top of a house on the Avenue des Champs Elysees. During this time, he makes occassional trips back to England. Dickens returns to England fully at the beginning of May.
Dickens turns 44.
Charles Dickens’s 44th birthday was on 7 February 1856. He spends it in London, having returned from paris for a few days.