Charles Dickens's first job was labelling bottles at a warehouse of Warren's Blacking, a boot polish company.
He was 12 years old and was paid six shillings a week. He called his first wife 'Pig' or 'Mouse' and they separated after 22 years' marriage.
He combed his hair a great deal, was afraid of bats and hated the game of croquet.
He always slept with his bed in a north-south position and had a pet raven called Grip.
David Copperfield is the only novel by Dickens that includes the word 'kangaroo'.
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