The backroom of the first floor was Dickens's study. Mr Monkey examined displays about how Dickens wrote, looked at a page of the manuscript of Oliver Twist, and was delighted to find out that the author had a china monkey that he always kept on his writing desk. Mr Monkey has no doubt that the monkey somehow gave Mr Dickens some of his ideas.
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