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The couch

" Why I love it...

Donated by Georgina Hogarth, Dickens’ sister-in-law, the couch evokes the defining moment of the end of this great author’s life. It creates a fitting juxtaposition in that it is situated an arm’s stretch from the bedroom in which he was born, and you are filled with a degree of awe when you realise the great man laid on this very couch.