1812 charles john huffham dickens born february 7, portsmouth, england, oldest son of john dickens, a navy pay office clerk, and elizabeth barrow dickens. Claire tomalin concludes her story of the life of charles dickens in an even more unconventional manner than peter ackroyd by providing a glimpse of ellen ternan's. Primary school classroom resources about charles dickens including biographical details, videos, games, activities and lesson plans (ks1/ ks2. Extensive information about charles dickens including plot summaries and critical essays. Dickens: a brief biography she too would appear, in various guises, in dickens's later fiction a son, charles, the first of ten children, was born in the same year.
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