Monday, June 09, 2008

Great Desk-pectations

Charles Dickens' mahogany writing desk and walnut chair, handed down through the family, sold for just over $850,000 at auction at Christie's last week. The proceeds go to the Great Ormond Street children's hospital in London.

The buyer, Tom Higgins, made his millions as CEO of a psychic readings business, but plans to use the desk where Dickens penned Great Expectations, to write letters.


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gnute said...

Hey! It's an ergonomic desk!

Anonymous said...

His desk made more than his books ever did. That's literature for you :)