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Charles Dickens' desk to go on permanent display at museum
LONDON, March 29 (AP) — They were the best of lines, they were the worst of lines — and the desk where Charles Dickens wrote them has been saved for the British public.
London's Dickens Museum has received a 780,000 pound ($1.2 million) grant from a government-backed heritage fund to buy the desk at which the 19th-century novelist wrote books including "Great Expectations."
The desk remained in the Dickens family until it was sold for charity in 2004.
Dickens Museum director Robert Moye said Sunday that the desk and chair, which have been displayed on loan, would become permanent fixtures.
Dickens used the desk during the last years of his life, when he wrote works including "A Tale of Two Cities," which opens: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
Ranju Kumari Jha (Thakur) is chairperson of the Women, Elderly Citizens and Social Welfare Committee of the Legislature-Parliament. Born in 2023 BS in Rajbiraj, CPN-UML lawmaker Jha plunged into student politics in 2045 BS, and became a member of the All Nepal National Free Students Union. She got elected...