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Have a Dickens of a time with your miniatures!

December 12th, 2011

The BBC is celebrating the run-up to the bicentenary of Charles Dickens’ birth in February next year both on radio and television.

The Dolls House Emporium will be celebrating along with them – with Dickensian miniatures which allow anyone with a little imagination to recreate some of the most famous scenes from his work.

A mini Miss Havisham, Dickens bicentenary Great Expectations

On a Miss Havisham theme, stars such as Ray Winstone and David Suchet grace a new BBC1 adaptation of Great Expectations.

There’s a more light-hearted look as the period with the Dickensian spoof series The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff on BBC2, with Stephen Fry, Celia Imrie and Johnny Vegas.

Back to the scholarly work with Sue Perkins, who on BBC2 will examines Charles Dickens’s marriage through the eyes of his wife, Catherine.

Dickens bicentenary Great Expectations dolls house miniatures

Perhaps your dolls’ house is already a Victorian-inspired example. It’s an era that perfectly encapsulates a popular idea of childhood – from Dickens’ youthful heroes such as Oliver Twist and David Copperfield through to the lavish furniture and decor.

Why not create a spread of fantastic food from a sumptuous range to taunt the hungriest of Olivers… as well as using fine dining accessories like the candelabra, bottles of fine wine in a room lined with mirrors, works of art and family photos.

With some clever miniatures from the Dolls House Emporium catalogue you could create scenes from your favourite book – or even have your very own Charles Dickens at his writing desk!

Dickens bicentenary Great Expectations dolls house miniatures

The Dickens writing desk (part no. 5719) and chair (5729), both in wood, are available from The Dolls House Emporium from December 22.

Charles Dickens himself (5739) is available to buy now, along with a wide range of ready-for-the-table food and drink.

As for the BBC, there’s more when Radio 3 celebrates the art of reading Dickens aloud tonight, while next Wednesday Night Waves is dedicated to the author.

There’s to be a new dramatisation od A Tale of Two Cities from Monday December 26 on Radio 4, with a documentary the following Thursday.

January sees adaptations including The Mumbai Chuzzlewits and Dickens in London.

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