Christmas, Dickens, Desk
From the Dickens Museum, situated in Charles Dickens’ London home of 48 Doughty Street, I learn that Dickens had a pet Raven named Grip (actually he had three Grips in succession). The pet was the inspiration for Edgar Allen Poe’s famous poem.
I discovered Poe’s Raven through the invaluable Execupundit.
Aside from Dickens’ desk, above, here is his dining room:
… and wine cellar: