If you Google'd or checked the news it probably hasn't escaped your notice that today is Charles Dickens 200th birthday.
He was Born Charles John Huffam Dickens on the 7th February 1812 at a house in Mile End Terrace, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.
A very popular English writer whose books have apparently never gone out of print and there always seems to be a new film or TV series based on his books. If you want to check him out this is his bicentenary website
A very Happy 200th Birthday to you today Mr Dickens.