An early portrait of Dickens by his aunt Janet Barrow, an early writing to a school friend, top, and his books 'Child History of England' are seen in an exhibit in the nursery room in Charles Dickens' home, part of the Charles Dickens Museum in London, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. For years, the four-story brick row house where the author lived with his young family was a dusty and slightly neglected museum, a mecca for Dickens scholars but overlooked by most visitors to London. Now, after a 3 million pound ($4.8 million) makeover, it has been restored to bring the writer's world to life. Its director says it aims to look "as if Dickens had just stepped out." (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

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An early portrait of Dickens by his aunt Janet Barrow, an early writing to a school friend, top, and his books 'Child History of England' are seen in an exhibit in the nursery room in Charles Dickens' home, part of the Charles Dickens Museum in London, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. For years, the four-story brick row house where the author lived with his young family was a dusty and slightly neglected museum, a mecca for Dickens scholars but overlooked by most visitors to London. Now, after a 3 million pound ($4.8 million) makeover, it has been restored to bring the writer's world to life. Its director says it aims to look "as if Dickens had just stepped out." (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
An early portrait of Dickens by his aunt Janet Barrow, an early writing to a school friend, top, and his books 'Child History of England' are seen in an exhibit in the nursery room in Charles Dickens' home, part of the Charles Dickens Museum in London, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. For years, the four-story brick row house where the author lived with his young family was a dusty and slightly neglected museum, a mecca for Dickens scholars but overlooked by most visitors to London. Now, after a 3 million pound ($4.8 million) makeover, it has been restored to bring the writer's world to life. Its director says it aims to look "as if Dickens had just stepped out." (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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