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Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth, England. And I am among the millions of readers who are grateful.

Of course, sentimental reader that I am on occasion, I love his A Christmas Carol and the transformation of Scrooge most. That said, how can any reader not enjoy his many books including Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Nickolas Nickleby, Bleak House, and Hard Times.

An extravagance I usually don’t allow myself, I have purchased Charles Dickens complete works – and it is with great pleasure I open the volume and settle into the detailed and sometimes grim world of Dickens.

So Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens – and thanks! For more information on Dickens, check out this link.

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Charles Dickens The list is long of wonderful books by English author, Charles Dickens. My four favorites: A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, David Copperfield, and A Tale of Two Cities. Again, the list of great quotes is a long, but I think one that applies to writers and illustrators is: “The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.”

When I’m creating artwork or a piece of writing that comes from my heart, I’m in love with it from the get-go. Often an “assignment” is constructed, and sometimes I love the resulting painting or writing – sometimes I just appreciate it.

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