Happy Birthday, Mr Dickens. You look good for 200, not a day over 150. I hope you have a great day. Apparently lots of people will be celebrating for you, including the Queen. Sorry you can't be there in person.
Just wanted to say thanks for the great stories. I've been reading them since I was a kid and even blogged (do you know what a blog is?) about them. Here are my thoughts on Bleak House, Little Dorrit, and Hard Times, if you are interested. I know I have tons more of your books to read. Will I be 200 before I get to read them all? I would say keep writing but, you know, being dead kinda prevents that. If you somehow manage it though, could you write a female character who is neither a mouse nor a bitch? Thanks.
Anyway, have a good one and say hi to Wilkie for me.
PS- Here's a little "movie" (that's what we call them) about you, just in case you forgot some of the highlights of your life.