This is the bicentennial year of the birth of one of the greatest and most famous English writers of all time: Charles Dickens.
I guess the first time I came across one of his works was when Dad bought me an illustrated and abridged edition of Oliver Twist. I was hooked.
I went on to read some more of his works, including David Copperfield and Great Expectations. I never got around to completing Dombey and Son, though. His novels have been dramatized and made into movies countless times.
We finally visited the Charles Dickens Museum yesterday. This is where he lived between 1837-1839 and wrote the whole of Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby. An unforgettable experience!