Happy 200th Birthday Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens, a former resident of Lant Street.

Events will take place around the country to mark the bicentenary, including a street party in the city of Portsmouth, on the southeast English coast, where he was born on February 7, 1812.

Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, and actor Ralph Fiennes will be among guests at the laying of a wreath at Westminster Abbey in London to mark the occasion.

Dickens’ books remain cornerstones of English literature and the latest film version of one of his greatest novels, Great Expectations, starring Fiennes and Helena Bonham-Carter, is currently in production.

Claire Romalin, a leading biographer of the author, says there is no one to compare with Dickens today.

“He had extraordinary energy and he was extraordinarily hard-working. His first three novels – The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby – came out in monthly instalments,” she said. Continue Reading…

Holly Branson Shares First Kiss With Husband Fred Andrews As Her Proud Family Look On

Just married! Holly Branson shares first kiss with husband Fred Andrews as her proud family look on .

Holly Branson Shares First Kiss With Husband Fred Andrews As Her Proud Family Look On: They fire-ravaged Caribbean island is surrounded on the ruins of their wedding. But as they are a married couple share their first kiss as Holly Branson and his new husband Fred Andrews was only eyes for each other. Newlyweds lips is their pride and happy moments of friends and family on her father Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island idyllic after tying the knot in front of.

Holly looked absolutely beautiful in her elegant white gown as she tenderly her ship broker husband, which she couldn’t stop smiling stunning new bride kissed held.
Frontline is Sir Richard from Holly and female parents, Joan and Sam, led the rest of her brother gues
In a round of applause as they proudly broadcast TS.
And it’s all Sir Richard and 26-year-old Sam, who, as he wept buckets, tie the knot, Holly too much.
Speaking to Hello! Her big day with a stunning set of photos from a special interview magazine, Holly said: “father cries on anything, even commercials. my brother, Sam, was even more emotional – he was literally crying her eyes out Blubbing uncontrollably.”.
Great on this back in August Virgin Island home destroyed a very large fire was devastated by Holly and Fred got married on the island.
He is there to stop him and say that keeps on getting married to her big day holds a special aspect was not going to be added to the function.
Talking to the magazine, he said: “because it is such a dramatic atmosphere, you don’t get a sad feeling, it’s a shambles but, Wow, celebration and sense of time to reflect a more uplifting.
Where we fit a reasonable service that many people were thinking, but to it is the most obvious large flat open space, it was perfect.
“It certainly is our special place and it is absolutely beautiful, even thought was seen very rustic-there are still heaps of rubble still – it was a dramatic and it’s amazing, because you have a ” top of the Hill are the incredible panoramic views on.
But beyond ruins of fire with the wedding, bridal party and guests go on despite the tropical storm which lashed the palm-fringed retreat again struggled with.
The Virgin Gorda and waves that bring guests from boat could not moor and guests also get sea coast dived were so high.
Freddie said: ‘ girls spending hours just getting ready for rain and winds ruined-but they still look beautiful and it was added to a sense of occasion. it’s certainly not going to spoil our day. “
Holly and Fred, who met at Oxford School, their beautiful wedding 35 photos shared with publication.
Event, two Royal guests-including her sister Princess Beatrice and Eugenie was good.
While it’s surprising as they are closed with Holly to marry the two, they invited the Queen to pre-Christmas lunch the unusual step of inviting declining annually.
Given that the Queen only whole Royal family Palace twice a year, this is clearly the summons to skip the event to ask their grandmother to allow a serious request for girls.