LISTED: Six things you might not know about Charles Dickens

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James Taylor at his desk in his office at 116 High Street, Old Portsmouth.

Those halcyon days when pen and paper just worked!

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He wrote some of the greatest novels of all time - and millions of words have been written about him.

But some facts about Portsmouth-born Charles Dickens are a little more obscure than others. Here are six things you might not know about him.