"I took up my abode in my aunt's house at Dover; and there, sitting in the window from which I had looked out at the moon upon the sea, when that roof first gave me shelter, I quietly pursued my task."

Home of Mary Pearson Strong, the inspiration for Betsey Trotwood
Public DomainHome of Mary Pearson Strong, the inspiration for Betsey Trotwood
Charles Dickens wrote some of David Copperfield in the house upon which Aunt Betsey’s house was based, and there his work desk faced the window, so that he could observe the sea while working.