Today marks the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens! In celebration of the man who helped inspire The Cheshire Cheese Cat, I give you a list of little known facts about Dickens. Charles Dickens was epileptic and made some of his characters (like Oliver Twist’s brother) epileptic. He was also a mesmerist, which is basically healing…

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The expression “as good as gold” was used in 1843 to describe Tiny Tim in Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol and is an expression we still use to this day. It is a phrase with many definitions, but is often used to describe something as being genuine and of a high standard. So it is…

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