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Miniature Dickens masterpiece attracts interest from the press

June 25th, 2012

Dolls House Emporium customer Vena Bartlett has created a miniature dolls’ house version of Charles Dickens’ birthplace in Portsmouth.

Using items from our Dickens range, launched to celebrate the bicentenial of his birth, the Portsmouth maker was inspired in her work by the writer’s birthplace in nearby Old Commercial Road.

As The News reports: “The writing desk and chair are replicas of his original items.

“Although some of the other pieces of furniture are not historically accurate, Vena has used her artistic side to fill in the gaps as she believes Dickens would have liked.”

Vena told reporters: “With all the Dickens celebrations going on this year for the 200th year anniversary, I just couldn’t resist making a house for him. It’s not exactly like his house on Old Commercial Road, but it’s as close to it as I could get.

“There are some things in there that I know he wouldn’t have, like the greenhouse and deckchairs, but that’s just my artistic interpretation.”

Check out the newspaper’s website to find out how she dealt with the house’s toilet issues, and why Elvis Presley is living in Dickens’ attic!


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