Thanks Derek for this superb cover dedicated to Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Regarded as the greatest novelist of his generation, he was also a campaigning journalist and philanthropist who helped to change the world in whicw he lived. he died on 9 June 1870 at the age of 58. On Queen Victoria's insistence he was burried at Westminster Abbey in Poets' Corner.
This souvenir sheet as been issued by the Royal Mail on June 19, 2012 as well as a set of six stamps.