Dickens’ desk saved for public display thanks to grant 多虧了補助金，狄更斯的桌子被救回公開展覽
The desk where Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations is finally on public display thanks to a £780,000 grant.
The Charles Dickens Museum in London has been given the grant to buy the desk and chair, which has always been in private ownership.
They had been passed down through the Dickens family after his death in 1870, but were auctioned in 2004. Dickens used the desk in his final home in Gad’s Hill Place in Kent. Our Mutual Friend and his unfinished novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood were also penned at the desk.
The furniture would have been sold at public auction if it was not for the grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund （NHMF）.
Made famous in two paintings begun the year he died, the Empty Chair by Luke Fildes and Dickens’ Dream by RW Buss, the desk and chair are already on display at the Charles Dickens Museum at the author’s former home.
thanks to：片語，幸虧，因為。例句：The baby is awake thanks to your shouting.（都怪你大叫，把寶寶吵醒了。）
pass sth down：片語，把…傳給後人，把…往下傳。例句：He’s engaged in the family trade, passed down from generation to generation.（他是做家族事業，一代一代傳下來的。）
pen：動詞，撰寫。例句：She penned a note of thanks to her hostess.（她寫了一封感謝函給女主人。）
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